The top-rated British period crime drama, Peaky Blinders, centers on Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy). Shelby is the leader of the ‘Peaky Blinders’, one of the most powerful underground gangs based out of Birmingham in post-great-war Britain.
The show got a huge fan following for its unique vibe, gripping cinematography, fashionable outfits, and stupendous cast. Furthermore, the show’s increasing popularity has also raised expectations from the final season.
What do we know about Peaky Blinders Season 6?
Steven Knight, the creator of the series, has already said that season 6 will be the last of Peaky Blinders. However, he added that the story would continue in “another form” through different spin-offs. Although he wanted to end the show with a long touted Peaky Blinders film, Netflix canceled the upcoming seasons earlier this year.
About two years ago, Season 5 ended with the spine-chilling cliff-hanger where a traumatized Tommy had his gun pointing at his head.
In the show’s final season, Shelby is likely to face a new fascist enemy – this time a female. She could probably be Mosley’s second-wife Diana Guinness.
A few months ago, in a chat with Digital Spy, the series director said, “There’s a great female character who is new, who is pretty dark. I haven’t seen a character like her in Peaky before. I won’t say who she is, but she certainly gives Tommy a run for his money. She challenges him in a different way basically. She’s certainly not a protagonist and I don’t know if she’s an antagonist. It’s similar to [Oswald] Mosley… she has a similar ideology, and that’s challenging for any character, like I’ve said before… he or she, they don’t have guns or a gang, but they have an ideology that’s like a virus and it’s more dangerous than anything. She’s a great character and we’re really close to casting her, as well.”
Stephen Graham, of This is England, is also joining the cast in the upcoming season.
How many episodes will the last season have?
Hitherto, Peaky Blinders has had six episodes in each season. We believe the last would also be no different.
When will Season 6 be released?
The production announced filming wrap-up in June 2021, delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic enforced restrictions.
In a recent interview with Radio Times, Conrad Khan – newly joining the show’s cast – revealed that the final season could be premiering in early 2022. Thus, fans may just have a few more months to wait. The speculation is also in tandem with the previous releases.
Where will the final season be available?
The last season of Peaky Blinders will return on BBC One. It will be available for streaming on Netflix. All 5 Seasons are already premiering on Netflix. The first two seasons of the show are also available on Amazon Prime and Vudu.