Netflix's Peaky Blinders Will End With Season 6, Then Continue With A Movie

The brutal British crime series is planning its exit.

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Peaky Blinders, the popular British period crime drama television series that Netflix releases, will reportedly conclude with its upcoming sixth season and continue "in another form," which will most likely be a movie. Via Deadline, that's the official word from creator Steven Knight, who further elaborated that, "COVID changed our plans. But I can say my plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie. That is what is going to happen."

This statement echoes Knight's plans that were circulating way back in 2018, which indicated the creator's intentions to do a Season 6 and possibly also a Season 7. Each season to date has spanned six tightly plotted, well-crafted, and extremely violent episodes--Netflix currently has the first five seasons available for streaming, and the show recently announced on its own website that production for the sixth and final season started recently.

Set in Birmingham, England, the series follows the criminal exploits and gutsy schemes of the Shelby crime family in the direct aftermath of the First World War. The fictional family is loosely based on a real urban youth gang of the same name, who were active in the city from the 1890s to the early 20th century. The show has continually relished taking the organically occurring opportunities to weave in historical figures--although all that seems clear about Season 6 is that Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) will, despite the rumors, probably not be playing Adolf Hitler.

"This final season of our beloved Peaky Blinders is going to be the best one yet," said executive producer Caryn Mandabach, via Deadline. "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."

The show is created by Knight, who co-writes the series with Toby Finlay and Stephen Russell. The ensemble cast includes Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight trilogy), Helen McCrory (Skyfall), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), and Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy).

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