Steven Knight, creator of the hit period crime series, ‘Peaky Blinders’, says that the film intended to wrap the series up will begin filming in 2023. A screenwriter who has lent his talents to films like 2018’s ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’, and the Apple TV+ series, ‘See’, starring Jason Momoa, Knight loosely based his hit crime series on a real youth gang of the same name that was active in the city of Birmingham at the turn of the 20th century. Knight’s fictional Peaky Blinders, however, would prove to be far more than common street thugs under the cunning stewardship of Cillian Murphy’s formidable Thomas Shelby.
Originally filmed for the BBC, Netflix swooped in to acquire the rights for international distribution making the series a worldwide sensation. Previously describing the series as “a story of a family between two wars,” Knight’s series focuses on the actions of the Shelby crime family as they seek to make a name for themselves in the aftermath of ‘World War I’. With an all-star cast, Murphy’s Thomas Shelby is joined by the late Helen McCrory as his Aunt Polly and Paul Anderson as his older brother Arthur. The series has also featured the likes of Sam Neill, Tom Hardy, Adrien Brody, and Anya Taylor-Joy.
Most recently a source is reporting that Knight spoke at the BFI London Film Festival about the highly anticipated 6th and final season and the previously announced plans for a feature film. According to Knight, season 6 has already finished filming and is almost finished being edited in preparation for its 2022 release. In an extra bit of good news for fans, however, it seems that season 6 will not be the last they see of Thomas Shelby and his nefarious exploits. Instead, the ‘Peaky Blinders’ story will come to an official end in a final feature film which is now planned to start filming in 2023. -Variety