While Peaky Blinders‘ sixth season is set to premiere on February 27, creator Steven Knight has teased fans with suggestions for what the series holds in store. It’s only criminal drama’s estimation and popularity that have soared over the course of its six seasons. After four seasons on BBC Two, which delved into more specialized content, the show was finally relocated to BBC One, which focuses on more popular and mainstream programming. Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, a puzzle-adventure computer game based on the show, received mixed to good reviews.
Picked up in post-World War I England, the now-decade-spanning series centers on the struggle for control within the Peaky Blinders street gang, headed by Thomas “Tommy” Shelby (Cillian Murphy). Tommy, who used to be the soldier for Queen and Country but now became a soldier for the streets, was left in a terrible place at the end of Season 5. Murphy has previously said that the dark days are just starting off and that things will only get worse in season 6. The last time he was seen, the Birmingham criminal was holding a pistol to his head after the failure of the operation to assassinate Oswald Mosely, leader of the British Union of Fascists.
Even yet, this approaching darkness does not herald the end of the tale in its entirety; rather, it heralds the end of this embodiment of it. Steven Knight, the show’s creator, shared in a recent interview: “I’m calling this the end of the beginning.” He continued by stating that although the series was coming to an end with season 6, he had no intention of stopping there, as he had plans to produce a film to conclude the series. Knight also unveiled that after the film, a series of spinoffs may be in the works, stating “…according to how the film structure falls into place, we’ll set in motion some spin-offs that will be part of the same universe.”
Knight also revealed a timeline for filming the movie in at least 18 months from now, if not longer. This would place the film’s debut tentatively around winter 2023 or early 2024. Knight’s this delay is for the purpose of allowing to celebrate an in-person event, barring more COVID pandemic obstacles. The discussion of this impending film has led many people to buzz that Tommy would most likely not survive the program. Meanwhile, it’s been almost two years since the summer 2019 debut of season 5, and there are lots to catch up on before season 6 starts.
Knight has exercised complete creative control over the series, penning all 36 episodes. So, for the big fans of the world he has built, this revelation is very potential. While these spinoffs may not necessarily follow the plot in its present incarnation, they will remain based in the Peaky Blinders world. “Who will these spinoffs concentrate on?” is undoubtedly a concern. Could it be centered on Grace Shelby (Annabelle Wallis), Tommy’s first wife and a former undercover agent? Or how about Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy), the supposedly invincible boss of a rival Camden Town gang? While there is no lack of popular characters, it is too early to tell, and it is more than probable that the spinoffs will include individuals that have never been seen before and may even concentrate on totally other aspects of post-war Britain’s culture. In any case, it’s evident that Knight’s imagination has enough material to sustain the Peaky Blinders universe for years to come.