As filming commences on season six of Peaky Blinders, it has been announced that this will be last season of the much-loved show. 

Peaky Blinders debuted on BBC 2 eight years ago and has grown to become an international success, thrilling millions of viewers around the world.

Starring Cillian Murphy, the post-WW1 drama tells the story of Tommy Shelby and his notorious family's rise to prominence and power, against the backdrop of working-class Birmingham.

In a statement creator and writer Steven Knight said: "'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. We believe this will be the best series of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it.

He assured fans that this is not the end of Peaky Blinders, suggesting a spin-off or a movie might be in the pipeline. Knight said: "While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form."

Executive producer Caryn Mandabach added: "Along with our wonderful, supportive partners at BBC and Netflix, we have been working diligently to ensure we can get 'Peaky’ safely back into production; the safety of our cast and crew is always our priority.

"Thank you to all the 'Peaky’ fans who have been so unwaveringly supportive and patient. Steve’s scripts are incredible and mark the end of an epic story that has entranced audiences since it first started in 2013, but the world of ‘Peaky Blinders’ will most definitely live on."

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