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Why There Will Not Be 'Peaky Blinders' Season 7 And What's In Store For The Show's Future

Why There Will Not Be 'Peaky Blinders' Season 7 And What's In Store For The Show's Future

Show creator, Steven Knight, has revealed other plans in lieu of continuing the series into another season.

Peaky Blinders Season 6 premiered on 27 February 2022. The sixth season had six episodes, like the seasons preceding it, and concluded on 3 April 2022. The British crime drama television series is set in post-First World War Birmingham, England. It follows the exploits of the Peaky Blinders, a criminal gang that is loosely based on a real urban youth gang of the same name. The gang was active in the city from the 1880s to the 1910s.

Source: BBC One

The first season of the show first premiered in 2013 on BBC Two. The show was well-received by critics and viewers alike. And has had a successful run for six seasons so far. As for the future of the hit show, this is what's in store:

Will There Be Season 7 Of Peaky Blinders?

Just before the sixth season was released, creator and writer of the show, Steven Knight, had stated, "Peaky is back and with a bang. After the enforced production delay due to the COVID pandemic, we find the family in extreme jeopardy and the stakes have never been higher." Knight also added, "We believe this will be the best series of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it. While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form." 



 

A few years ago, Knight had promised that there would be a seventh season as well. "The original intention was to do seven series, but COVID has stolen a year from us, and we felt what would be a great idea is to, almost in place of that seventh series, is to go onto the big screen," he explained. But now he has revealed other plans in lieu of continuing the series into another season. There have been talks about taking the story of the gang forward in the form of a movie. "I love doing it. I love the world," he told Digital Spy. "We were originally going to end it with this series, but I just thought that there are so many people who are just getting into it now. It'd be such a shame to stop." 



 

So before fans are disappointed that the show is coming to an end, there is a movie to look forward to instead. The production of the film is set to begin in a few months. Cillian Murphy as Tommy and Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby are believed to be reprising their roles along with Stephen Graham as Hayden Stagg in the future of the franchise. Knight has also teased, "I know what's going to happen in those stories and it's about a sort of untold story that happened in the Second World War, which Peakys are going to be involved in."



 

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