BBC’s hit crime drama series Peaky Blinders will conclude after its sixth and final season, creator Steven Knight confirmed on Tuesday.
In a statement, Knight announced that the production of the highly-awaited sixth season has finally resumed after being delayed due to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Peaky is back and with a bang,” Knight said. “After the enforced production delay due to the COVID pandemic, we find the family in extreme jeopardy and the stakes have never been higher. We believe this will be the best series of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it. While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form.”
It’s still unknown what will happen after the show’s conclusion. There’s also no word yet if the story will be continued through a spinoff series or a movie.
“Along with our wonderful, supportive, partners at BBC and Netflix, we have been working diligently to ensure we can get Peaky safely back into production; the safety of our cast and crew is always our priority. Thank you to all the Peaky fans who have been so unwaveringly supportive and patient,” executive producer Caryn Mandabach said.
She added: “Series six marks the end of an epic story that has entranced audiences since it first started in 2013, but the world of Peaky Blinders will most definitely live on.”
Set in Birmingham, England in 1919, the show follows the story of a notorious gangster family led by Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy), a crime boss who seeks to move up in the world no matter the cost.
The final season’s premiere date has yet to be announced. But if you want to catch up with the story of the Shelby family, you can stream all five seasons of Peaky Blinders on Netflix.
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