‘Peaky Blinders’ creator reveals when the movie begins filming

We’ve got an update on the much-anticipated Peaky Blinders movie!

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 the sixth season finally kicked off this January, after the shoot was suspended last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There was some disappointment for fans, however, as the BBC confirmed that Season 6 will be the show’s last.

It wasn’t all bad news though!

Creator and writer Steven Knight then announced that a Peaky Blinders movie will follow the TV finale.

A film had been rumoured for some time, although the original plan was for the TV series to run for seven seasons, not six.

Knight told Deadline in January: “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.”

Taking part in a panel at the BFI London Film Festival earlier this month, Steven Knight revealed that the Peaky Blinders film will start shooting in 18 months time.

Variety also reports that Knight confirmed that the sixth season is “shot and almost completely edited.”

If the movie begins filming in 2023 as planned, the release date is likely to be later than year or sometime in 2024.

Knight explained that the film will be “the end of the road for Peaky Blinders as we know it,” although possible spin-offs haven’t been ruled out.

Season 6 is set to premiere in early 2022 on BBC Two in the UK and on Netflix worldwide.

Executive producer Caryn Mandabach previously teased: “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.

Meanwhile, former Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole takes the lead in ITV’s upcoming The Ipcress File adaptation, based on Len Deighton’s classic espionage novel.

Peaky Blinders is available on DVD on Amazon.