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'Peaky Blinders' film is nearly fully-written, creator confirms

Steven Knight is close to finishing the script for the spin-off adaption of the English crime drama.

Peaky Blinders is coming back - as a feature length film.

The BAFTA award-winning series first aired in 2013 and follows a street gang, the Peaky Blinders, in the years following World War I. If you haven't watched it yet, now would be a great time to start.

Creator Steven Knight has revealed he's close to finishing the script for the spin-off adaption of the english crime drama.

Speaking to the Heart Breakfast Show, he said:

"I’m nearly done writing it, and we’re going to shoot it… I’m setting up some film and television studios in Digbeth in Birmingham."

He added: "We’re going to shoot it at the studios in Digbeth, and on location in Digbeth in Birmingham. Digbeth and Small Heath is where the Peaky Blinders actually roamed. So it’s like Peaky’s coming home basically."

The film has been in the works for a while now, and shooting will likely begin "within 18 months," Knight revealed. 

He also confirmed that the film will see a bunch of the original cast return, but we can also expect to see "some new faces that will hopefully be quite surprising."

NME reports that the film will be a “very specific story” that’s “based on a true story from the Second World War”.

The sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders was released in April this year, although it still hasn't come to NZ platforms to watch legally. Big bugger.