‘Peaky Blinders’ creator says fifth season ‘may be the last’

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The creator of Peaky Blinders has revealed that there may only be another two seasons of the BBC Two drama.

Starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Sam Neill, the epic 1920s Birmingham-based gangster show launched on BBC Two in September 2013 and the third season concluded on BBC Two in June 2016.

The commission of Season 4 and Season 5 was announced last May and the fourth season will begin filming in April.

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Writer and creator Steven Knight told Radio Times: “Never say never, but we feel that [Season] 5 may be the last. We don’t know for sure. We will see how we feel about it. Peaky is one of those things everybody loves, and the response has been so magnificent on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Knight teased: “I have got the end in my mind; whether that happens at the end of [Season] 5 is the question. I want it to end when the first air raid siren sounds in Birmingham.”

He added: “It is a story of a family between two world wars. It begins in 1919 when they have just come back from the war and the family’s journey is towards legitimacy and respectability and to leave their past behind. The big question of the whole series is this: is that possible?”

The new season of Peaky Blinders is expected to air on BBC Two this autumn.

Produced by Ridley Scott and based on an original story by Tom Hardy and his father, Steven Knight’s new eight-part series Taboo is currently airing on Saturday nights on BBC One.

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