Fans of Peaky Blinders have always known that Tommy Shelby’s Cillian Murphy) antics couldn’t persist indefinitely. Everything is fine. But, with Series 6 coming to a dramatic close, we’ll have to wait and see what they have planned for the future, especially since a movie with creator Steven Knight is in the works.
The future of Peaky has always been a moving target, with Knight saying that he meant to discontinue the show after series five and then changing his mind. “I have a lot of fun doing it.” He told Digital Spy and other media that he “loves the world.” “We were going to conclude it with this series, but I just felt there are so many people who are just getting into it right now.” Stopping would be such a waste.”
“We will probably do seven,” Knight told the Birmingham Press Club (via BBC News) in 2018. Unfortunately, it was not to be.
There are probably a number of factors that led to this conclusion. The loss of leading lady Helen McCrory, who played Aunt Polly, for example, surely drove things to change. Another reason is the rising demand for the cast, with Tommy Shelby’s son, Cillian Murphy, in high demand in Hollywood and set to star in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer next year, and Michael’s son, Finn Cole, enjoying success in the United States with Animal Kingdom and likely wishing to continue on that path.
That’s just for the main characters; Anya-Taylor Joy (Gina) and Sam Claflin (Oswald Mosely) are also stars.
As a result, it appears that the end is near, with Series 6 set to be the final installment.
According to Knight, who spoke to the RadioTimes,
“We just felt that everything appeared to be moving towards doing what I’m calling ‘the end of the beginning,’, especially with Helen McCrory’s death.” Let’s finish the beginning and then go on to the movie. Then we’ll see where we go with spin-offs.”
It’s not the news any of us wanted to hear, but we do have the movie to watch before you put on your baker’s cap and go out into the night to cause havoc.
“Peaky is back and with a bang,” Knight declared in a statement made in January 2021, as the final episodes were going into production. After the COVID outbreak forced a production halt, we find the family in grave danger, and the stakes have never been higher.
Will there be another season of Peaky Blinders?
There will not be the seventh season of Peaky Blinders, despite plans for one. Steven Knight, the show’s creator, and writer revealed in 2018 that a seventh season was in the works. In 2021, however, he revealed how things had changed due to the epidemic, as well as the death of Helen McCrory, who played Polly Gray in the series.
“The initial plan was to make seven seasons,” he explained, “but COVID snatched a year from us.” And we thought it would be a terrific idea to move to the big screen almost in place of that seventh series.”
“The explanation is boringly practical, which is that we lost a year owing to the pandemic,” said director Anthony Byrne. It’s like turning an oil ship around the way these things are planned.”
While fans may be disappointed to learn that there will be no Season 7 of Peaky Blinders, the Shelby family will not be forgotten.
How Peaky Blinders Season 6’S Ending Sets Up More
Tommy attempted to consummate his most deadly deal yet in Season 6 of Peaky Blinders, including Nazis Oswald Mosley and Diana Mitford, Boston criminal Jack Nelson (James Frecheville), President Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill.
While Tommy promised to “change the world” (by halting the rise of fascism in the United Kingdom), he also had to deal with the consequences of rising through the social ranks: he ended up sleeping with the enemy (quite literally, as Diana Mitford sold it as “the English aristocracy’s way of shaking hands”) and forcing Lizzie (Natasha O’Keeffe) to leave him.
Tommy has reached a low point, and despite the fact that he has eliminated some of his dangers, he still has a number of opponents alive and posing a severe threat following season 6.
Tommy was given a fresh start at the end of Season 6, having been discharged from his near-death illness and emancipated from his duty as Peaky Blinders leader. However, both Gina (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Jack Nelson are aware of their failed assassination attempts on both Shelby brothers, and Gina (Anya Taylor-Joy) will soon learn of her husband’s death at the hands of “the devil,” Tommy Shelby.
Finn has also assured Duke that he would come after him, posing a new threat to Tommy Shelby. Finally, and perhaps most crucially, Tommy has spent much of Season 6 reporting to Churchill about his dealings with Nazis in an attempt to prevent Mosley from gaining power in Britain. Season 6 didn’t put an end to the crisis; in fact, it ended with a triumphant moment for Mosley his wedding in the presence of Adolf Hitler.
Tommy will have to battle with his powerful foes one last time in the Peaky Blinders film in which Tom Holland has been invited to star, which will take place during the tragic World War II.