The BBC have dropped an epic, gun-filled promo for Series 6 of Peaky Blinders.
The long-awaited final series of series of Peaky Blinders has landed. Running since 2013, the show has become a jewel in the BBC drama crown and it looks like it aims to go out on a high.
Series 5 ran during August and September of 2019 but, inevitably, the pandemic disrupted filming for Series 6. It finally got underway at the start of last year.
In the upcoming run, Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) will have to contend with the continuing rise of the Nazi party, as well as the fallout from his failed assignation attempt on Oswald Mosely (Sam Calflin).
Announcing his return in a hail of gunfire, here’s that trailer:
“This will be the end of it.”
Alongside Murphy and Calflin, there’s an impressive ensemble cast returning. Tom Hardy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sophie Rundle, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck, Finn Cole, Paul Anderson, Charlotte Riley, Natasha O’Keefe and Harry Kirton will all star.
The fate of Helen McCory’s Polly Gray, after the sad passing of the actress in April 2021, remains to be seen.
Back in January 2021, when filming began, creator Stephen Knight said:
“Peaky is back and with a bang. 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.”
Peaky Blinders began life on BBC Two, transitioning to BBC One in 2019. It’s widely expected that a movie will continue the story, with the television show ending earlier than expected. Last October, Variety ran quotes from Stephen Knight suggesting a 2023 shoot.
Doubtless things will become clearer soon. In the meantime, there’s no date for Series 6 as yet. We imagine it will be in the spring… and CultBox will keep you posted.