A Peaky Blinders movie is in the works

News 19/11/2018

The movie adaptation of the outstanding English crime drama series Peaky Blinders is "being written", according to director Otto Bathurst.

A Peaky Blinders film has always been talked about, but now it looks like it's actually happening.

“I think it’s actually being written. I think Steve, Steven Knight the writer, I think they’re planning something, yeah,” Bathurst said.

Lead star Cillian Murphy, who plays Tommy Shelby, said back in 2016 about the idea of a movie:

I’m sort of ambivalent about it. I’m sort of like, ‘Eh, yeah, I don’t know, I’m not sure'.

I love the idea sort of theoretically, but it has to come at the right time, you know? You can’t alienate the beautiful democratic thing of television where everyone just watches it. 

It's kind of a sexy idea, but I'll reserve judgment until the idea is presented to me.

So who knows if this will become a reality or just one of those always talked about, never done sort of deals.

Season 5 of the TV series is currently being filmed, and will return to screens in 2019. Which is blimmin' great news for big fans like us.

If you've never watched the show, do yourself a favour and watch the Season 1 trailer below and stream the first three seasons on Netflix. You won't regret it.