The upcoming sixth season of BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders will be the last, the series’ creator Steven Knight has confirmed.
Knight announced the news in a statement confirming production for the season has resumed, saying that the series is “coming to an end”.
However, it looks like a spin-off or a movie may be in the works as Knight added that the story will “continue in another form”.
“Peaky is back and with a bang,” said Knight. “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.”
Since premiering in 2013, Peaky Blinders has been a hit with fans who have been following the journey of Tommy Shellby – played by Cillian Murphy – and his family’s rise in the criminal underworld in interwar Birmingham.
In 2018, Knight announced plans to end Peaky Blinders after the seventh season but it looks like his ideas have changed since then, judging by the latest news on the series.
Executive producer Caryn Mandabach has also released a statement on the sixth and final season of the show.
“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,” Mandabach said.
“Thank you to all the Peaky fans who have been so unwaveringly supportive and patient. Steve’s scripts are incredible and mark 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.”