On January 18, a very exciting news appeared on the internet when the makers of Peaky Blinders announced that filming for the sixth season has begun and all the actors are on board. But this news soon turned out to be a little shocking for some because Peaky Blinders season 6 will the last season of the series.
However the creator of the show, Steven Knight has assured fans that the story will continue in another form. Anthony Byrne, who is going to direct the sixth season of Peaky Blinders shared some behind the scenes photos of Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson) from the set.
We can officially confirm that filming on the sixth, and final, series of Peaky Blinders has begun.
“Peaky is back and with a bang”, says creator and writer Steven Knight. “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. While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form.”
Caryn Mandabach (executive producer) confirmed the announcement with this message to the fans: “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. Series six marks 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.”
Tommy Bulfin (Executive Producer for the BBC) added: “We are very excited that filming for Peaky Blinders has begun and so grateful to everyone for all their hard work to make it happen. Steve’s scripts for series six are truly remarkable and provide a fitting send-off which we are sure will delight fans.”
The sixth series is written by Knight, Anthony Byrne returns as director having directed series five to great acclaim, and Nick Goding will produce. Executive producers are Caryn Mandabach, Steven Knight, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Anthony Byrne and Cillian Murphy. Tommy Bulfin is executive producer for the BBC and Lucy Bedford is executive producer for Tiger Aspect. Peaky Blinders, from Caryn Mandabach Productions, is co-produced with Tiger Aspect Productions and distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.
The Peaky Blinders production team have developed comprehensive production protocols to ensure that the series will be produced in a safe and responsible manner, and in accordance with government guidelines, during this time of global pandemic.
While sharing the photos, Director Anthony Byrne writes “First cut is always the deepest. We Are Back. It has been an incredibly challenging and exacting period for everyone who has been involved in getting Peaky back in action. We have all worked extremely hard to make this happen in a safe working environment and I’m very proud of the many teams of people who have contributed to getting us here. It is a Herculean undertaking. But we are prepped and we are ready. Stay tuned and please stay safe. By order of…”