Peaky Blinders could return to TV for 1950s-set series

It appears the end of Peaky Blinders as a television show may not be the end after all, as creator of the series Steven Knight, has suggested the story could return with a new creative team if there was an appetite for it from the public.

Peaky Blinders season six aired this year on BBC One in the UK and was billed as the final television chapter for the Shelby family, and the story will be continued with a movie in 2024. However, Knight’s comments mean there’s a chance we may be seeing more of the Peaky’s on the small screen again in the future too.

“If there is an appetite for the world then it will continue,” Knight told BBC Midlands Today.

Adding that it could have “possible new stories into the 50s.”

Steven Knight made the comments at the world premiere of the Peaky Blinders dance show at the Birmingham Hippodrome called The Redemption of Thomas Shelby. It is understood filming of the Peaky Blinders movie will take place in 2023 in and around Birmingham.

Peaky Blinders began in 2013 as a BBC Two drama in the UK. However, it soon grew to become hugely popular with a drama audience on television and was moved across to BBC One for its final two seasons, achieving some of the best audiences for the channel for a show of its type.

The show tells the story of the Selby family in the interwar period in Birmingham. Starring Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders has been syndicated across the world and is watched by millions globally on Netflix.

The show has won a raft of awards over the last decade including a BAFTA in 2018 for best drama and successes at the National Television Awards amongst others.