Peaky Blinders might be releasing season 6 by the end of this year as it is being speculated by fans. The director of the popular tv series Anthony Byrne had revealed a timeline for the shoot and edit that hints at a possible release date. It is unclear whether this will be the final season as rumours of the making of season 7 are still around. Let us see what we can expect from the press releases and interviews that the director and the production team have given so far.
What is the show Peaky Blinders about?
Peaky Blinders is a very popular tv series on Netflix that has received much acclaim around the world. The series is a period crime drama about a gang in Birmingham that operated after the first world war.
The story and characters are loosely based on the real gang Peaky Blinders who operated in Birmingham during the late 1890s. The gang was extremely infamous for its violence and criminal activities. They generally consisted of young men from the middle class in England who had to face serious challenges in surviving and looking for employment because of the economic turmoil that was a direct consequence of the first world war.
The economic strain crippled the poor and the middle class who were forced to join gangs in order to survive in post-war England. Though the family and events shown in the series are not a part of the real story, there is a significant amount of resemblance. Even the main character played by Cillian Murphy is named Tommy which is kind of a nickname for the name Thomas. Thomas is believed to be one of the founding members of the original gang and possibly was their leader. The author Stephen Knight has admitted that the gang provided him with the inspiration to make Peaky Blinders.
More about the TV series:
The tv series Peaky Blinders is the masterpiece of Stephen Knight who created the plot of the series. The series had been authored by Steven Knight, Stephen Russell and Toby Finlay. It is a period drama and is based on the Peaky Blinders gang in England. In the series, the events are set in 1919 which is years after the first world war.
The series is directed by Otto Bathurst (series 1), Tom Harper (series 1), Colm McCarthy (series 2), Tim Mielants (series 3), David Caffrey (series 4), and Anthony Byrne (series 5). The sixth season will be directed by Anthony Byrne himself like the last season. The production team of the series from start to finish has a large number of executive producers who worked under Katie Swinden. The lead role in the series is played by the famous actor Cillian Murphy from The Dark Knight series and has worked with Christopher Nolan.
Other major characters include Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Annabelle Wallis, and so on. The series was first released in 2013 and has been ongoing since then. The last five seasons have received critical acclaim and positive responses from the audience. The fifth season of the series has already concluded in 2019. Since then fans have been eagerly waiting for the next season.
When will the new season air?
On the 25th of August 2019, the fifth season of Peaky Blinders was released on BBC One. The show aired only 5 episodes and concluded on the 22nd of September that year. The last episode was left in a cliffhanger and the suspense is still quite alive in the audience’s memory. The sixth season might be the answer to all the questions that the last season left behind. The team has not yet made any press release to announce the date of the airing of Peaky Blinders. However, certain comments made by the director in the past helps us establish a timeline that will help determine the release dates.
The director had said in an interview to Digital Spy, “We were due to start filming at the end of March  until the end of July. If we did start shooting in January, we wouldn’t finish until May/June, and then it’s another six months of editing.” According to reports, the filming of the series was completed in May this year. If we take into account what Anthony had said the possible release date falls around December 2021 or if delayed January 2022. There is a good possibility that the season may be aired as a gift to viewers during Christmas time.
Will Season 6 of Peaky Blinders be the last?
In January of this year, it was announced by BBC that Peaky Blinders Season 4 will be the last season for the series. After a run of more than 8 years, the tv series will be concluded this year or the next depending upon the final release dates. The main creator and author of the series, Stephen Knight, has said that he has plans to extend the series and is already planning the plot of season 7. So while the BBC series may come to an end, we are still hopeful that something new will come up in the future and the series will somehow continue.
How Can We Watch Peaky Blinders Season 6?
The last five seasons of Peaky Blinders are currently available on Netflix in many countries. The series was originally broadcasted by BBC Two up till the fourth season. The fifth season was aired on BBC One in 2019. In 2020, the filming for the sixth season was halted due to the global pandemic and covid restrictions. The restrictions caused a delay in filming and so the release date has been pushed back significantly. The Weinstein Company and Endemol who is a distributor of the series has granted Netflix the rights to air the sixth season of Peaky Blinders that might come out this or early 2022. The series will be broadcasted through Netflix and will be available on the platform for users in the countries where Netflix is functional.