Cillian Murphy gives fans an update on ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 6 filming

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy has shared an update on the next season.

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 this month.

However, the shoot was suspended in March due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

A BBC spokesperson said at the time: “In light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, the producers … of Peaky Blinders s6 have postponed filming … in consultation with and supported by the BBC.”

Taking part in a Q&A session with Peaky Blinders fans on the show’s official Instagram account yesterday, Cillian Murphy discussed the current status of Season 6.

Murphy wrote: “Sending love and fortitude to Peaky fans everywhere. We will be back as soon as we can, I promise, causing chaos and knocking heads as usual.”

He added: “I want to send a special thank you to all our widely talented crew for all their hard work and their talent, for their forbearance and patience during this time.”

Production on the six new episodes would have been on its 23rd day of a 78-day shoot.

While he was unable to provide an exact idea of when filming will resume, Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne revealed that they’ll be back in action as soon as it’s possible.

Byrne promised: “Rest assured as soon as we can get back out filming, we certainly will.”

Season 6 had been due to premiere in the UK on BBC One and internationally on Netflix in early 2021.

Other British period drama series to have had production affected by the coronavirus crisis include Call the Midwife and The Crown.

Peaky Blinders is available on DVD on Amazon.