Steven Knight’s 2013 Netflix series, Peaky Blinders, changed the course of British crime dramas when it was released. Moody and dark, the show chronicles the escapades of the Black Country gang, infamous for their notoriety and tendency to stash dangerous razor blades in their peaked caps.
It follows the character progression and conquests of the handsome and eloquent Thomas Shelby — played by the wonderful Cillian Murphy — who is ambitious, cunning and shrewd as he tries to reach the top.
Peaky Blinders was busy filming its sixth and final season where Murphy will be making a return along with Paul Anderson, Finn Cole, Sophie Rundle and Aimee-Ffion Edwards among others. Following Helen McCrory’s tragic demise in April, it is unclear if Polly Gray will make an appearance.
However, the official Peaky Blinders account on Twitter teased fans, whose raging anticipation for the final season cannot be contained, with the possible release date and a sneak peek into the season that will make an appearance in 2022.
It shows Murphy, clad in his quintessential overcoat and cap, walking down a dingy, cobbled street, holding a large bag. Director Anthony Byrne shared the same picture to his feed and said that the series will air “sooner than you think” which could possibly indicate an early 2022 release.
Although the series was scheduled for a much earlier premiere, the pandemic caused an unprecedented delay in production. The sixth season will be followed by a feature-length film that will bring an end to this notorious saga of Thomas-fucking Shelby, as confirmed by Knight who said that the film will be “the end of the road for [the series] as we know it.”
Recently it was revealed that it was not only Cillian Murphy who was in the race to play the iconic character of Thomas Shelby. Check out our article here to find out more about the other worthy contender who almost bagged the role.
“By the Order of Peaky Blinders”, as we eagerly await the final season, check out the tweet below: