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‘Peaky Blinders’ newcomer Conrad Khan says season 6 script is “amazing”

Peaky Blinders is due to return to our screens for a sixth and final season. In the eagerly anticipated build-up, one of its leading stars, Conrad Khan, has said that the scripts are “amazing”.

The now-iconic period drama, which follows the Shelby crime family who are dealing with life after the First World War, has evolved dramatically since its premiere in 2013. Starring the likes of  Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Joe Cole and Paul Anderson in prominent roles, Peaky Blinders has also welcomed cameos from critically acclaimed actors such as Tom Hardy, Sam Neil, Adrien Brody, Anya Taylor-Joy and many more as its success spiralled.

Now though, Steven Knight is pulling the story to a close as he prepares to release what will be the sixth and final season of the show. However, the writer has alluded to a new direction by confirming that Peaky Blinders will “continue in another form.”

With anticipation building around the finale, and speaking to NME Magazine, the actor previous known for roles in Black Mirror and playing the lead in Country Lines, declared, “When I had my first audition, I was like ‘This is so cool that I get to read this’, I couldn’t believe it and then when I got the part, it really was a dream come true.”

Entering an esteemed show as a newcomer is no doubt a nerve-shredding experience and it is one that Khan spoke of in the interview, “I was really nervous sitting in my trailer before I went on set,” Khan explained, “It’s such a family and so well established.”

“I felt like a bit of an outsider coming in right at the end… but the director said that I held my own, so I’m thinking that’s a good sign. I mean, if I do a really bad job then all the fans will hate me!”

Since then, however, his jitters have been eased out a little, “From how they’ve responded to my announcement as one of the new characters, the fans of the show have been really welcoming.”

Earlier this year Cillian Murphy told DigitalSpy,  “We were due to start filming at the end of March [2020] until the end of July. If we did start shooting in January, we wouldn’t finish until May / June and then it’s another six months of editing.”

For now you can catch a recap of season five, below.  

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