Peaky Blinders Season 6, which is now filming, will also be the final season, the BBC announced today. Creator and writer Steven Knight had previously said in 2019 that the show would continue through Season 7.
“Peaky is back and with a bang,” Knight said as part of today’s announcement. “After the enforced production delay due to the Covid pandemic, we find the family in extreme jeopardy and the stakes have never been higher.
“We believe this will be the best series of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it. While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form.”
Executive producer Caryn Mandabach added: “Along with our wonderful, supportive, partners at BBC and Netflix, we have been working diligently to ensure we can get Peaky safely back into production; the safety of our cast and crew is always our priority.
“Thank you to all the Peaky fans who have been so unwaveringly supportive and patient. Series six marks the end of an epic story that has entranced audiences since it first started in 2013, but the world of Peaky Blinders will most definitely live on.”
Tommy Bulfin, executive producer for the BBC, commented: “We are very excited that filming for Peaky Blinders has begun and so grateful to everyone for all their hard work to make it happen.
“Steve’s scripts for series six are truly remarkable and provide a fitting send-off which we are sure will delight fans.”
Peaky Blinders Season 6 is written by Knight. Anthony Byrne returns as director having directed series five to great acclaim, and Nick Goding will produce.
In addition to Mandabach and Knight, the executive producers are 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 Rights.
The Peaky Blinders production team have developed comprehensive production protocols to ensure that the series will be produced in a safe and responsible manner, and in accordance with government guidelines, during this time of global pandemic.
The fifth season found the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP (Cillian Murphy) is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.
The cast of the fifth season included Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keeffe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck, Benjamin Zephaniah,
Sam Claflin, Anya Taylor-Joy and Brian Gleeson were among the new cast members joining Series 5. Also on board Steven Knight’s acclaimed crime family saga were Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis, Emmett J Scanlan, Elliot Cowan, Charlene McKenna, Andrew Koji, and Daryl McCormack.
The show is represented internationally by Endemol Shine International, has sold across 183 countries and airs widely on Netflix internationally, including the USA.