‘Peaky Blinders’ fans still have a long wait ahead for Season 6

It’s exactly two years today since the fifth season of Peaky Blinders premiered!

However, the long-awaited sixth season still won’t be arriving on our screens for quite a while.

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 Season 6 was supposed to start in spring 2020, but filming was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Six brand new episodes of Peaky Blinders finally began shooting in Manchester in January of this year, although the news was bittersweet as the BBC announced the show is ending.

There was positive news too, as writer Steven Knight officially confirmed that a Peaky Blinders movie is happening!

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.”

Before the cameras start rolling on the film, fans just want to know when they’ll see the final season of the TV series…

Well, according to new cast member Conrad Khan it won’t be this year.

The 21-year-old actor, who’s joining the cast as a new character, has revealed that the sixth season looks set to premiere in February 2022.

Khan told Radio Times: “That comes out, from what I last heard – I mean, these things change so quickly – I think that will come out next February, the beginning of next year.”

He explained: “There was so much footage, so many episodes, that it does take a while to edit – six months or something.”

Season 6 will air on BBC One in the UK, and internationally on Netflix shortly after.

The movie is expected to follow in 2023.

Executive producer Caryn Mandabach previously commented: “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.”

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has a busy couple of years ahead of him, with a series about Birmingham’s early ’80s music scene, a drama for the BBC about the origins of the SAS, the second season of Taboo, and a Second World War series called Roads to Freedom.

Peaky Blinders is available on DVD on Amazon.