Peaky Blinders returns for Season 6 this February
James R | On 15, Feb 2022
Peaky Blinders will officially return one last time this February, the BBC has confirmed.
The hit crime family saga, written and created by Steven Knight, has become a cult phenomenon since launching in 2013. It stars Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby, a crime boss in Birmingham during the 1920s. Season 5 saw Tommy elected as MP for Birmingham South with the Wall Street Crash on the horizon. Now, the show is back for a final chapter.
Season 6, written by creator Steven Knight and directed by Anthony Byrne, will continue the saga of the Shelby crime family, as the story moves towards the start of the World War Two. We don’t more specifics than that just yet, but Knight has previously spoken of planning to end the story with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939 – and has also confirmed plans for a stage show and also a film.
What we do know for sure is that Season 6 will premiere on 27th February on BBC One, with episodes airing weekly. Here’s a trailer – and, below, a mural announcing the air date.
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) February 15, 2022
Peaky Blinders to end with Season 6
18th January 2021
Peaky Blinders will return for a sixth and final season.
The hit crime family saga, written and created by Steven Knight, has become a cult phenomenon since launching in 2013. It stars Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby, a crime boss in Birmingham during the 1920s. Season 5 saw Tommy elected as MP for Birmingham South with the Wall Street Crash on the horizon. Now, creator Steven Knight has confirmed that the show will be back once again – but for the last time.
Season 6 is written by Knight and will once again be directed by Anthony Byrne, with Nick Goding producing. Alongside Knight, executive producers include Caryn Mandabach, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Anthony Byrne and Cillian Murphy. Tommy Bulfin is executive producer for the BBC and Lucy Bedford is executive producer for Tiger Aspect. Peaky Blinders, from Caryn Mandabach Productions, is co-produced with Tiger Aspect Productions and distributed internationally by Banijay Ri
The Peaky Blinders production team have developed comprehensive production protocols to ensure that Season 6 will be produced in a safe and responsible manner, and in accordance with government guidelines.
“Peaky is back and with a bang”, said Knight in a statement. “After the enforced production delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, we find the family in extreme jeopardy and the stakes have never been higher. We believe this will be the best season of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it.”
Knight also teased, however, that “while the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form”.
Photo: Season 5 (Anthony Byrne)