Even if “Peaky Blinders” has now come to an end as a series with Season 6, the story of the “Gangs Of Birmingham” is far from over. Because, as has been known for some time, a feature film will be the finale after plans for a seventh season were thrown overboard due to the corona pandemic.
Series creator Steven Knight has in an interview with Digital spy already confirmed that Cillian Murphy will be back as Tommy Shelby. Knight did not confirm the assumption that this would be a longer flashback or a cameo in the conversation. A “Peaky Blinders-“Final without Tommy in a leading role would be difficult to imagine.
“Peaky Blinders” not only convinces as a highly atmospheric gangster epic, but can also convince with top-class actors such as Tom Hardy (“Venom”), Anya Taylor-Joy (“Das Damengambit”) and Stephen Graham (“Boardwalk Empire”) . Whether they will all return for the film is not yet known. Above all, Stephen Graham, who was noticed by his absence in season 6, would like to give Knight a last appearance.
At the Season 6 premiere (via Screen Rant) Steven Knight also stated that Tom Holland would like a role in “Peaky Blinders’ film can take over – assuming he still wants to return. The context of this statement is that the “Spider-Man” star actually auditioned for a role on the show at one point, but was turned down. So now Holland would have the chance to become a part of the popular gangster world of Birmingham. It is still questionable whether he is still interested at all.
The shooting of thePeaky BlindersThe film is expected to start in October 2023, which means we can’t expect it to air until the end of 2024. Steven Knight also explained in an interview with Entertainment Weeklythat he could also imagine setting some spin-offs in motion, which are also in the “Peaky Blinders” universe. However, there is nothing concrete in this regard.
There are currently no details about the plot of the film. The script is currently in development and while the series focuses on the devastating aftermath of World War I, the film aims to tell a story that takes place during World War II and thus – in the best case – also the foundation for possible further “Peaky Blinders” offshoot offers. Whether the film will end up in cinemas or back on Netflix is also not yet clear.