We’ve got good news and bad news for fans of ‘Peaky Blinders’

Production has at last resumed on the next season of Peaky Blinders – but it’s not all good news!

The BBC’s hit period drama series first aired in 2013 and tells the story of a crime family in Birmingham, England in the 1920s.

The cast were meant to start filming the show’s sixth season in Manchester last April, but the shoot was suspended due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Nine months later, cameras have finally begun rolling on the six new episodes.

However, it’s also just been announced that Season 6 will be the show’s last!

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight announced yesterday: “Peaky is back and with a bang. After the enforced production delay due to the COVID pandemic, we find the family in extreme jeopardy and the stakes have never been higher.

“We believe this will be the best series of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it. While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form.”

Knight had previously suggested that he’d planned for the series to run for seven seasons.

Executive producer Caryn Mandabach said: “Along with our wonderful, supportive partners at BBC and Netflix, we have been working diligently to ensure we can get Peaky safely back into production; the safety of our cast and crew is always our priority.

“Thank you to all the Peaky fans who have been so unwaveringly supportive and patient.”

Season 6 will premiere in late 2021 or early 2022 on BBC One in the UK, and around the world on Netflix.

Former Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole, who played John Shelby, was recently cast as the lead in ITV’s upcoming The Ipcress File mini-series.

The six-part adaptation of Len Deighton’s classic espionage novel begins filming soon.

Peaky Blinders is available on DVD on Amazon.