Hang in there, gansta fam! ‘Peaky Blinders’ is at its final leg, but you could expect more of it to come after season 6. The ‘Peaky Blinders’ show-runner has dropped hints for a finale film or spin-off after the BBC series ends. What a tease! Keep reading to find out more!
The British gangster drama, ‘Peaky Blinders’, is set for a rude halt as the news of season 6 being the last one dropped recently. The BBC series, which streams on Netflix in the United States, was initially set to have seven seasons. However, with the recent change of plans, fans are a little disappointed and confused. Never mind, for creator Steven Knight says that this is not the end! Here’s why!
- ‘Peaky Blinders’ is coming to an end
- ‘Peaky Blinders’ fans are confused
- Creator teases a ‘Peaky Blinders’ movie or spin-off
‘Peaky Blinders’ is coming to an end
‘Peaky Blinders’ premiered back in 2013 and with every season, the popularity of the BBC series is toughing new heights. However, it seems like the long journey is about to end and even though it was initially planned to have seven seasons, ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 6 is going to be the last season. The BBC drama follows the Shelby gangster family including Thomas Shelby, brilliantly presented on screen by Cillian Murphy, who leads a gang operating in Birmingham, called “Peaky Blinders”.
Set at the initial years of World War I, ‘Peaky Blinders’ demonstrate major similarities with shows revolving around themes like power struggle and crime while also touching on emotional and sensitive subjects like PTSD, addiction, gender roles, and classism. Reports suggest that at the conception of the show’s idea, creator Steven Knight wanted the setting to be World War II and take it up to seven seasons.
However, it seems that the Covid-19 pandemic has made it impossible for ‘Peaky Blinders’ to continue for seven seasons. It turns out that a year worth of the show’s productions faced a loss and there seems no way other than concluding ‘Peaky Blinders’ with season 6. The good news, however, is that ‘Peaky Blinders’ might be approaching its end but the franchise could continue beyond season 6.
‘Peaky Blinders’ fans are confused
Back in 2018, creator Steve Knight had explained that his ambition with ‘Peaky Blinders’ was to tell the story of a family caught between the two great wars and that it would take him three more seasons to get to that point. So, when the news of ‘Peaky Blinders’ ending after season 6 came to the front, fans were not just disappointed but also confused. They were quick enough to remind Knight of his promise of continuing the series till season 7. A fan wrote on “Twitter”,
“Hang on a minute … WHAT DO YOU MEAN FINAL SERIES??? What happened to the season 7 plans?” Another fan quickly prompted, “You said it was scripted for 7 seasons, I can’t”.
Fans have gone bonkers over the news of the BBC series ending and have been demanding answers since. Some have even verbally attacked Steven Knight directly on “Twitter”. A fan said, “WAIT ITS THE LAST SEASON ? I THOUGHT WE WERE PROMISED A SEASON 7 OF PEAKY BLINDERS ? STEVEN YOU BASTARD”. However, fans are not oblivious to the fact that it was more of the pandemic’s doing than Knight’s. Nevertheless, Steve Knight is not the one to let down his fans and has given them one last ray of hope!
Creator teases a ‘Peaky Blinders’ movie or spin-off
Steve Knight, the ‘Peaky Blinders’ boss has teased the fans with a possibility of a finale film or spin-off after season 6 aimed at concluding the story of the Shelby family perfectly. According to him, it was the production that had convinced him to scrape season 7 and even though ‘Peaky Blinders’ will see its end with season 6, he says it would have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Sounds perfect, right? What’s even more perfect is that Knight already has plans in his mind to continue the story with a follow-up feature film.
Speaking to “Deadline”, Knight said,
“Covid changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie. That is what is going to happen”.
As it seems, a film for the BBC hit series has always been in the plan of action and Knight does not seem like one to let it go. He explained how he would not let the story of the ‘Peaky Blinders’ die and said,
“There will be things I don’t really call spin-offs, but there will be other TV shows that I hope will come out of [the movie], that will continue to tell the story of this part of society and this family”.
Cheers to that!
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