Tommy Shelby and his family have been ruling our TV screens for almost a decade, but it’s time for them to hang up their newsboy caps. Peaky Blinders will end its run after six seasons, but it seems that the door is open for its return.
Creator Steven Knight released an official statement revealing what the new season of this critically acclaimed crime drama has in store, while also revealing it will be its last.
“Peaky is back and with a bang. 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,” stated Knight.
He concluded his statement by saying that “the story will continue in another form”. It’s still unclear what that means at this point in time, but executive producer Caryn Mandabach also added that “the world of Peaky Blinders will most definitely live on.”
Peaky Blinders premiered on the BBC in 2013 and found a new audience after making its way to Netflix. It follows the exploits of Birmingham’s fictional Shelby crime family in the aftermath of the First World War, and its ensemble cast is led by Cillian Murphy.