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‘Peaky Blinders’ creator confirms film will start shooting in 2023

It follows the sixth and final season of the hit show

By Jen Thomas

Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby looks off camera in Peaky Blinders
Cillian Murphy plays Tommy Shelby (Credit: BBC)

The end is in sight for ‘Peaky Blinders’ fans, as show creator Stephen Knight has confirmed that shooting for the film will begin in 2023.

A feature-length film will be the final instalment of the popular show, which follows the antics of the Birmingham gang and their boss, Tommy Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy.

The movie will follow the show’s sixth and final season, which is due to air in spring next year. Knight confirmed that editing has nearly finished, and then the ‘Peaky Blinders’ film will tie up any loose ends and bring the series to a close.

Speaking at a BFI London Film Festival panel, Knight confirmed that the series was nearly finishd before adding: “and then I am going to write the feature which will be set in and shot in Birmingham.”

He continued: “And that will probably be the sort of the end of the road for ‘Peaky Blinders’ as we know it.”

Knight didn’t shut down the possibility of “shows related” to the “Peaky Blinders” story, but he doesn’t refer to them as spin-offs.

He added that he would “pass on the baton” on supervising any other projects.

The script for the upcoming season has been described as “amazing” by one of the stars.

Upcoming actor Conrad Khan is joining the show for the final series, and previously told NME the role was “a dream come true”.

The 20-year-old actor continued: “The script is amazing. When I had my first audition, I was like ‘This is so cool that I get to read this’, I couldn’t believe it and then when I got the part, it really was a dream come true.”

He added: “I was really nervous sitting in my trailer before I went on set because it’s such a family and so well established.”

“I felt like a bit of an outsider coming in right at the end… but the director said that I held my own, so I’m thinking that’s a good sign. I mean, if I do a really bad job then all the fans will hate me!” he joked.

It comes after one of the show’s main stars, Helen McCrory, passed away earlier this year. The actress, who portrayed Aunt Polly, died from cancer. It was originally thought she would feature heavily in the final season.

Season 6 of Peaky Blinders is expected next spring.