The show will return on February 27th, helmed by Cillian Murphy.
In the successful show, Murphy portrays Tommy Shelby.
The announcement was announced by the BBC with the help of a massive mural of Murphy’s face painted on the side of a Birmingham wall, which was tweeted with the comment “The Shelbys are back in business”.
Akse, a street artist, was responsible for the artwork.
Birmingham is home to the fictitious Shelby gang.
Season 6 will see the return of Tom Hardy, Paul Anderson, Finn Cole, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Sophie Rundle, as well as Stephen Graham.
Murphy’s co-star Helen McRory, who tragically died of breast cancer in April 2021, will not be returning for the upcoming season of the program, Aunt Polly was her character.
Murphy previously told Variety, “I think the whole series is really in tribute to her and to honor her. Her presence and her character’s presence are very much still felt in the series, and it is very much part of Tommy’s journey in the season”. He also remarked, “It’ll be different without her, you know. It simply won’t be the same. I’ve spoken about how phenomenal she was as an actress and as a person and it is an enormous loss to the whole acting community and not just for our show. My thoughts are always with Damian [Lewis] and her kids. I just hope that the show will live up to her memory and our memory of her.”
Steven Knight developed the series in 2013. He’s also stated that the upcoming season would be dedicated to McRory.
Season 6 will air on BBC One and be available to watch on iPlayer in the United Kingdom.
It will be available to watch on Netflix outside of the United Kingdom.
In 2023, a cinematic adaption will be released.