Fans of British crime drama television series Peaky Blinders will be delighted to learn a sixth and seventh season of the globally popular show has been greenlit with the first port of call resolving the cliffhanger at the end of season 5.
Peaky Blinders, a show about a small street gang from Birmingham, rocketed to success upon the release of its first season in 2013 and has shown no signs of slowing down any time soon. News that it has been renewed for at least two more seasons comes as little surprise but will delight millions of fans around the world.
The show has become so popular, in fact, other industries have been inspired by the intriguing world of 1920s gangsters. The latest Peaky Blinders: Mastermind puzzle video game has been winning over the hearts of fans ever since it got released. Plus the Shelbys worked their way up in the iGaming industry with the popular Peaky Blinders slot game, featured at casinos that offer a wide range of slot games inspired by tv-shows, just like LeoVegas.
Not only that, but there is even a board game inspired by the show called Peaky Blinders: Under New Management released in 2019 but that has received middling reviews compared to the other games.
Season 5 ended on an epic cliffhanger with, in a very rare turn of events, the plan masterminded by Thomas Shelby failing, the reappearance of a character thought to have been killed off and the fate of the gang’s leader hanging in the balance.
The show’s creators have confirmed the action will pick up straight where season 5 left off, which will have fans chomping at the bit to find out what happens to their beloved Peaky Blinders and Tommy Shelby.
“It picks up directly. So, the very first image you will see will be back in that field… Tommy, with a gun to his head. Then, we will move on from there, we resolve that amazing moment… it’s great,” said director Anthony Byrne, according to Digital Spy
Unfortunately, the good news of the show’s renewal has been tempered somewhat by the revelation that global events have delayed filming of the sixth season. It is an issue plaguing film industries around the world as they try to play catch-up on lost time.
But there are some positives to take away from even that as several British broadcasters already have plans in place to resume filming shows and movies with new strict health and safety regulations. And, in case all of that isn’t enough to get you excited for the next instalment of Peaky Blinders, Emmett J Scanlan, who plays Billy Grade, has described the scripts for the new season as “so f***ing good”.
Peaky Blinders Season 6 Release Date
The original plan was to release the new season by the end of 2020, which incidentally is the same time of year every new season has landed. Now, due to the delays, it seems as if September 2021 is a more realistic timeline for release.
While the scripts for all season 6 episodes were written and went into pre-production earlier in the year, zero filming had been done when the world shut down, and that is where a large percentage of time in production is spent.
In terms of the cast for season 6, viewers can expect to see many of the same faces, but one particular name was teased that will have fans sitting on the edge of their seats: Tommy’s first wife Grace, who was murdered in Season 3 but the actor who plays her, Annabelle Wallis, posted to Twitter that she has some unfinished business with the Peaky Blinders.