Season 6 of Peaky Blinders: Everything We Know So Far

Peaky Blinders Season 6-Peaky Blinders' sixth and final season is almost here, and we're progressively getting a better picture of what the big finale may involve for fans of Birmingham's bad lads.

After what appeared to many fans to be an interminable wait, the show finally announced this week that new episodes will premiere on February 27 at 9 p.m. in the United Kingdom. There's no word on an American launch, but the programme usually premieres new episodes within a month or two of the conclusion of the season in the UK, so the sixth season might arrive in late spring or summer in the US.

The BBC released the first complete trailer to celebrate the New Year:

Since then, the show has been progressively releasing details, including a glimpse of Tom Hardy's character Alfie Solomons, implying that the fan-favourite mobster may return for a second appearance. Tommy delivers the frightening remark, “Alfie, I think I may have written your final act,” in the clip.

The most recent sneak peek revealed a new character, played by Stephen Graham, who played infamous criminal Al Capone in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. While it's unclear who Graham will play in Peaky Blinders, the way the footage shows him and Tommy sparring suggest things are about to get heated.

 

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 Here's all we know about the forthcoming season thus far.

Season 6 will be the series' final season… sort of.

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight stated in January, much to the delight of fans, that season 6 will be the final season—with a condition. Rather than ending with the sixth season, Knight announced that the BAFTA-winning drama will continue “in another form,” subsequently confirming to Deadline that the series will end with a feature. “We had to adjust our plans because of Covid.” “However, I can say that it was always my intention to end Peaky with a film,” he told the publication. “That is exactly what will happen.”

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“My objective is to make it a storey of a family between two wars, therefore I always wanted to end it with the first air raid siren in 1939,” Knight said in 2018 when fans asked if there will be the seventh season and maybe more. He was already excited about the prospect of doing a feature at the time, but he indicated he wouldn't “want to do it at the end, maybe between seasons.” Circumstances have changed those plans, with the next film perhaps replacing the originally scheduled seventh season.

When will Season 6 be released?

Peaky Blinders Season 6-While there's no official word on when the Shelby family will return to our screens in the United States, the BBC has confirmed that the show will premiere in the United Kingdom on February 27, 2022, so fans in the United States should expect a spring or summer premiere.

The report backs up what actor Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur on the programme, hinted to in late January. “This is the first-ever shot of Tommy and Arthur,” he posted on Instagram alongside a photo of himself and co-star Cillian Murphy in costume. We originally picked up these firearms ten years ago, and we'll be putting them down for the last time next month! Soon to be released… SEASON 6 OF PEAKY BLINDERS @peakyblindersseason6 Thank you to our devoted followers for their patience and unwavering support over the last decade.”

 

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Aunt Polly's actress, Helen McCrory, died earlier this year.

Helen McCrory, who played Polly Gray, Tommy Shelby's aunt, died in April 2021 at the age of 52. McCrory had been a prominent component of Peaky Blinders from the show's first season and was known for her work in the Harry Potter films and Penny Dreadful, among other roles.

Damian Lewis, her husband, announced the news on Twitter.

 “I'm heartbroken to report that Helen McCrory, the beautiful and mighty lady who was Helen McCrory, died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from family and friends, following a courageous struggle with cancer,” he said. “She died in the same way she lived.” Fearlessly. We adore her and recognise how fortunate we are to have her in our life. She shone like a diamond. “Go up into the air now, Little One, and thank you.”

Cillian Murphy wrote a moving obituary for the late actress in The Observer in December. “Helen radiated real concern. “She was extremely witty, very dry and self-deprecating,” he said, adding, “It was part of her DNA.” When working on a series like Peaky Blinders, you need a buddy on set with whom you can laugh and joke. I'd go visit her if I was worried about anything. Helen was one of my closest friends on set, and I believe I can say the same for her.”

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“She would have been in series six if the pandemic hadn't put everything on wait,” Murphy said in the piece, referring to McCrory's absence from the sixth season. When the lockdown was declared, we were only five days away from shooting in March 2020.”

Steven Knight, the show's creator, agreed, adding, “She was right at the centre [of the show].” She was one of the three main characters in the storey. It's a challenge, and it was a challenge, to keep the plot moving forward without her. But we know she would have wanted it to keep going. As a result, that's what we did.”

When the final season's filming concluded, Byrne also tweeted an image with a touching tribute to the late star.

 

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Bryne is holding a clapboard with an image of McCrory made by Manchester tattoo artist Lauren Marie Sutton in the snap. “It has meant a big amount to me and the team of Peaky to have an image of Helen on set with us every day,” Byrne said of the clapboard when it was first released a few days following the news of McCrory's death.

There will be some changes in the cast.

In March, actress Charlie Murphy announced that she will not be reprising her role as a real-life union leader and Communist campaigner Jessie Eden for the upcoming season. Tommy protected her from being jailed in the season 5 finale, immediately before his unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Oswald Mosley. Some fans speculated that she was the one who betrayed Tommy in season 5, leading his intentions for Mosley to fail, but with Murphy's departure, it seems increasingly doubtful.

On the other side, some new cast members have been announced, including James Frecheville, Rebecca Keatley, and Black Mirror's Amber Anderson, who has indicated that she would feature in the show's last season in an as-yet-undisclosed capacity.

 

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 What does the rest of the series have in store?

Byrne stated in an interview with Digital Spy that the first episode of the next season will be titled “Black Day,” a reference to the first episode of season five, which was dubbed “Black Tuesday.”

“It carries through the season's narrative,” the filmmaker explained. “You're following through on it, but I can't talk about it right now.”

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight subsequently revealed that while his original idea was to terminate the show with the start of WWII, the show's popularity changed his mind.

“I've narrowed the scope of what it is now.” It will now continue through and beyond World War II. “I just want to keep the energy that is out there in the globe for this going, and I want to see how this can go beyond that,” he told Empire. “I consider this sixth series to be the conclusion of the beginning.”

Knight also gave fans a few insights about Tommy Shelby's future in a 2019 Canneseries TV drama festival masterclass in Cannes, precisely where he sees the character ending up by the time the season concludes.

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“Tommy Shelby, who starts nihilistic and just cares about his family, will be redeemed and become nice,” he explained. “I want to take him on that path from who he was [in Season 1] to who he would become in 1939.”

In 2021, Sophie Rundle, who plays Tommy Shelby's sister Ada Shelby, teased Digital Spy that the forthcoming season wouldn't hold back. “I believe [creator] Steve [Knight] has stated that this will be the final instalment, so you can imagine — it'll be all guns blazing.” “It's always pretty rock and roll,” she says. “Ada's just as badass as ever,” she added. She's always been like that.”

Ada issued a warning in a film released by the BBC's Twitter account in December. “Take a good look, Tom,” she advises, “since one of us isn't going to be here for much longer.”

 

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