The BBC has finally announced when Peaky Blinders is back!
The hit period drama series launched in 2013, telling the story of a crime family in Birmingham, England in the early 20th century.
Following heavy delays in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the cast and crew eventually resumed production at the start of last year.
The excitement of filming again was followed by the disappointing news that the sixth season of Peaky Blinders will be the show’s last.
It won’t quite be the end of the line for Tommy Shelby and co, however, with a movie set to begin filming in 2023.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves!
Before Peaky Blinders makes the jump to the big screen, we’ve still got the final six episodes of the TV series to look forward to.
In the first episode of the new season, titled ‘Black Day’, Tommy embarks on a trip to North America, where the end of Prohibition presents some new opportunities. However, danger looms in the form of an old enemy who is finally making his move.
Season 6 will premiere in the UK at 9pm on Sunday 27th February on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
The announcement was unveiled in the form of a huge painted mural:
The six new hour-long episodes will then land worldwide outside of the UK on Netflix once the run has concluded on BBC One.
The finale is set to air on Sunday 3rd April, so we’d estimate that Monday 4th April is the earliest Season 6 could premiere on Netflix.
Season 5 concluded in the UK on 22nd August 2019, then arrived on Netflix in the US just a month or so later on 4th October 2019, but we suspect Netflix will want to reduce the gap as much as possible this time around.
We’ll confirm the official international launch date as soon as it’s revealed.
Watch the trailer:
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has a busy year coming up!
His brand new BBC drama SAS: Rogue Heroes is set to begin on BBC One later this year.
Based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book Rogue Heroes, the action-packed six-part series tells how the world’s most renowned and ruthless Special Forces unit, the SAS, came to exist during darkest days of the Second World War.
Knight also has a TV series about Birmingham’s early ’80s music scene, the long-awaited second season of Taboo, and a World War II drama called Roads to Freedom on his upcoming slate.
Peaky Blinders is available on DVD on Amazon.