Last month, the sixth season of Peaky Blinders finally premiered, and viewers were devastated to learn that this would be the show’s final season.
There has been much discussion about a *real* Peaky Blinders film, so the Shelbys may not be gone for good. “The story will continue in another form” after the sixth season of Peaky Blinders, the show’s creator, Steven Knight, has said in a statement.
There are so many possibilities when it comes to Peaky Blinders film
Who knows what could happen in the Peaky Blinders movie has already piqued the interest of viewers following the season six finale (which aired on April 3rd).
Read more: Why Was the Expanse Cancelled, and What Are the Odds of a Season 7?
While much of the plot is yet to be revealed, Steven Knight has given away a few details over what could take place in the Peaky Blinders movie – revealing that it will be set during the Second World War.
I know what’s going to happen in those stories and it’s about an untold story from WWII that Peakys are going to be involved in,” he said to the Radio Times.
It was also revealed that the character of Polly Gray (played by the late Helen McCrory) will remain in the movie. A reporter inquired if his response to the film’s impact on her was, and he said, “Definitely. She’s such an integral part of Peaky’s identity that her presence is a major factor.”
After Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) was revealed to not be terminally ill with tuberculoma in the season six finale, it appeared that he was on his way to start a new life. As Murphy has already been confirmed as returning to his role (more on that below), we can expect him to show up in Birmingham during World War II.
What did Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has to say about the film adaptation?
It’s great news for Peaky Blinders fans that the show’s creator, Steven Knight, has said he plans to make a film adaptation of the series. He told Deadline back in January 2021, “Covid changed our plans. However, I can say that from the beginning, my goal was to end Peaky with a film. In the end, this is what will happen.”
“The story will continue in another form,” Knight told the publication on a separate occasion. When asked about the sixth season, he said, “Peaky is back, and this time he means business. After the Covid pandemic forced a production delay, the family is in danger and the stakes are as high as ever. We have high hopes that our devoted viewers will agree that this is the best series yet. Even though the TV series will be ending, the story will continue in a different medium.”
Has filming on the upcoming Peaky Blinders adaptation begun?
Variety reports that production on the film is expected to begin in 2023, so there is still time.
According to Knight, who revealed this information during a BFI London Film Festival panel, “I plan to pen the screenplay for a film set in Birmingham, which will be filmed there as well. And with that, Peaky Blinders as we know it will come to an end.” Knight then went on to tell Variety that the film will go into production in 2023, the publication reports.
What’s the Peaky Blinders film’s expected release date?
Sadly, there isn’t a confirmed release date for the Peaky Blinders film just yet. However, with the project set to start production in 2023, we won’t be expecting the movie to hit screens for a while. But fans are hoping it might arrive in late 2023, or early 2024. Something to look forward to!
More to read: BMF Season 2: When Will It Be Released?
Who will star in the Peaky Blinders film?
The Peaky Blinders movie full cast list is yet to be revealed, but we’d hope to see some of the show’s most recognizable faces returning for the film. Plus, some other pretty big names have been thrown into the mix, too.
There is good news to start with, as Steven Knight confirmed to Digital Spy that Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby) and on-screen brother Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby) would both return for the project. Steven Knight
Asked whether Tommy and Arthur would still be part of the Peaky world beyond series six, Knight responded. “It’s impossible to say yet. But the film.
According to what Knight had to say, “For the film and for the future, we’re already talking to a lot of great actors and other people.
“But I think our goal is to keep people surprised and to keep discovering new artists. Because it’s all out there, and there is a sort of consistency – what we’re doing is finding really good actors from a working-class sort of background, and telling that story. Our goal is to accomplish this.”
“It must have been quite a big role he was auditioning for,” Knight said in response to Tom’s remarks at the premiere. Then he added, “In any event, we’ll have him back for the film if he wants to do so.