Under its original plan, the acclaimed drama Peaky Blinders was set to wrap up after its fifth series of the show, that’s set to film later this year. Anthony Byrne will be directing the next run of episodes, but as had been widely suggested, they won’t be the final ones.
Instead, the show’s creator – Steven Knight – has instead revealed that Peaky Blinders will draw to a close after its seventh series.
“My ambition is to make it a story of a family between two wars, so always I’ve wanted to end it with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939”, Knight said at last night’s BAFTA TV awards. “It’ll take three more series”.
Knight also confirmed that he’d been approached about doing a Peaky Blinders film, but that if he did it, it would be in between two of the series, rather than being left for the end.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more…