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'Peaky Blinders' Season 7: Everything We Know So Far

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

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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.

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?

Renewal Status: Canceled

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 anytime now, if it hasn't already started. But it is likely that the strikes may have caused significant delays in its production. 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."

"I've had this in mind for quite a while now, a story with the Peakys during the Second World War, and I've picked up three true stories that I'm integrating into the film," Knight told Radio Times in September.

"I'm always interested because, with the Second World War, there was so much going on and so much death and destruction that lots of things happened that didn't really make it into the history books. So it's those things I'm focusing on."

Knight also spoke to Today FM about the status of the film's script.

"I’ve still not read it [the script], but that’s the plan. The plan is to make a film and to continue the story but in the cinematic world rather than on the television.

"The television part of the story is finished. If there are more stories to tell, I’m there. I just haven’t read it yet, but it’s close, apparently."

What Is The Production Status Of The Peaky Blinders Movie?

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Filming for the Peaky Blinders movie was scheduled to begin in May 2023. Steven Knight revealed the news during his acceptance speech at the 2022 National Television Awards on October 13. Peaky Blinders took home Best Drama at the award show. But with the strikes, it's likely that the filming schedule didn't go according to plan. And with the success of Murphy's hit film Oppenheimer, we expect that Murphy may have been a bit busy with promotions. We will keep you posted on any new developments regarding the Peaky Blinders movie.

This article was reviewed and is up to date as of October 22, 2023.