The beloved BBC crime drama has become one of the biggest shows on television, but the end is in sight.
It was recently announced that Peaky Blinders had already been confirmed for a sixth and seventh series to follow the upcoming fifth. That’s where things will end though.
Steven Knight has always said that he knew he would bring the hit show to a close with the first air raid siren to ring out in 1939 Birmingham, signalling the start of the second world war.
“My ambition is to make it a story of a family between two wars, so always I’ve wanted to end it with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939,”
Now he has confirmed that moment will come at the end of season seven.
Knight confirmed the news at the Bafta TV awards, where the show won the award for best drama.
.@ThePeakyBlinder writer Steven Knight thanks his parents, who “lived the real life of the blinders,” when accepting the award for Drama Series along with @CBoneMandabach ⚡👊 @BBCTwo #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/ntzCBBBIkm
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 13, 2018
Plot details for season 5 remain pretty scarce, however Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby did shed some light recently when speaking to the Metro.
“He’s got political ties now, let’s put it that way. But you won’t see him at no rallies or in Parliament. What it gives Arthur and his family is more power. Tommy is in a position of power, and he can only get stronger in that position. So we’ll all have more cover, we’ll have more opportunity, and more protection. And by protection I mean by society and the police and so on.”
“We’ll be able to get away with things under the guise of, ‘we’re politicians, we’re respectable’. But we’ll be able to manipulate things more. Arthur will be even more Arthur. So it will be a lot of fun.”
There’s also been talk of multiple directions for the Peaky Blinders story to be taken, from a musical, to a film adaptation, to a ballet.
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