It’s a good day for Peaky Blinders fans! Ten years after the airing of the very first episode, show creator Steven Knight has confirmed that the BBC period drama is ‘not over yet.’
**Season six spoilers ahead**
The story, set in post-WW1 Birmingham and following the cunning Peaky Blinders leader Tommy Shelby, was a huge hit for the BBC, and quickly gained success around the world.
After six epic seasons, it seemed that the beloved show was fully wrapped up. The sixth season saw Tommy accepting his fate of impending death following his terminal cancer diagnosis - before finding out the entire prognosis was fabricated by Mosley - which caused Tommy to set off on a new chapter in life.
‘Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight shared a message to fans yesterday (September 12), to thank the crew and fans for the success of the show, ten years on from the airing of the first episode. He wrote:
"𝘐𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘛𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘺 𝘚𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘣𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘩𝘢𝘮. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯.
“𝘛𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳. 𝘞𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦."
The post, which was shared to the official Peaky Blinders social accounts, signed off with: “Huge thanks to our incredible fans for the past ten years. Here’s to the next ten…”
Our money is on a new film - and we’re hoping it isn’t too far away.
In August last year, Knight revealed that he was close to finishing the script for a spin-off film for the TV show, and he said shooting will likely begin in “the next 18 months.”
If my maths is correct, and if the filming hasn’t already begun, surely it’ll be underway in the next few months. Here’s hoping that Tommy Bloody Shelby will be back on our screens sometime soon!