It’s official: ‘Peaky Blinders’ movie is happening!

With the new season filming right now, there’s even more good news for Peaky Blinders fans.

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.

Production on its sixth season was meant to begin last spring, but the shoot was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The six brand new episodes of Peaky Blinders finally started filming in Manchester last week, but the announcement was bittersweet as the BBC revealed the show is ending.

However, writer and creator Steven Knight announced last week that “while the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form.”

We now know what that form will be!

Steven Knight has officially confirmed that a Peaky Blinders movie will follow Season 6.

He told Deadline: “Covid changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie. That is what is going to happen.”

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

Executive producer Caryn Mandabach added: “This final season of our beloved Peaky Blinders is going to be the best one yet. Steve’s uncanny ability to be prescient about world events is only matched by his ability to make Tommy Shelby the most indelible character of our times.”

Season 6 will hopefully premiere later this year on BBC One in the UK, and around the world on Netflix.

Executive producer Tommy Bulfin has promised “a fitting send-off which we are sure will delight fans.”

Mandabach added: “Steve’s scripts are incredible and mark the end of an epic story.”

We’d expect the movie to arrive in cinemas in 2023.

Peaky Blinders is available on DVD on Amazon.