Peaky Blinders ‘ creator Steven Knight has confirmed that the sixth series of the smash-hit BBC drama will be the last.
However it won’t be the end of the brutal Brummies because a film is going into production in 2023.
Steven told Variety the yet untitled film will be underway in a year, revealing: “I am going to write the feature which will be set in and shot in Birmingham.”
The cast for the film has not yet been confirmed but fans can expect Thomas Shelby to return along with Harry Kirton and Paul Anderson, who portray Tommy’s brothers Finn and Arthur Shelby.
Steven did say: “And that will probably be the sort of the end of the road for Peaky Blinders as we know it.”
However he also admitted that it wasn’t beyond the realms of possibility to think there could be spin-off shows, but said he may not be leading them, preferring to “pass on the baton.”
But back to business and the show’s Twitter page has just teased the final series of the smash-hit show with a dramatic trailer.
The eagerly-awaited final series of Peaky Blinders will return early next year as fans look forward to catching up with the Shelby family.
As a bell tolls in the thick of night Thomas Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy, fires a number of shots into the air with the caption: “By order of the #PeakyBlinders, you have a very important appointment on New Year’s Day.”
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The trailer sent fans into meltdown with one simply posting: “OMG.”
While another wrote: “TOMMY IS COMING.”
But it’s not just Tommy who’s coming.
In stellar casting, Line of Duty’s Stephen Graham has also joined the programme.
In the short clip posted on BBC’s social media channels, the Liverpudlian actor – who is also known for his role in Snatch – clashes with the Shelby brothers as producers hint at trouble brewing.
The stunning snippet sees Stephen’s mysterious character come to blows with Thomas Shelby – played by Cillian Murphy – as he says: “I hear there’s some man here from Birmingham looking for me.”
“I thought Peaky Blinders couldn’t get any better, but then Stephen Graham appears in it. Simply amazing stuff,” one fan enthused.
Cillian has starred in the show since its first episode in 2013.
Joining him with in the production’s epic run was actress Helen McCrory, who played Tommy’s Aunt Polly.
Cillian has spoken about how he’s in “awe” of his co-star Helen McCrory, who sadly lost her battle with cancer in April.
The much loved and revered actress was well-known for sharing the screen with Cillian as leads in hit BBC series Peaky Blinders.
“I was kind of in awe about how she lived her life,” Cillian told The Guardian. “The way she balanced her work and her family so beautifully.”
“She was just so cool and fun, and had such compassion for everyone she met.”