Peaky Blinders Creator Teases That Movie Isn’t the End

The highly anticipated Peaky Blinders feature film will not mark the conclusion of the beloved British period crime drama, as series creator Steven Knight reveals that there are more stories in the works.

During his acceptance speech for Best Drama at the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards, Knight made the exciting announcement. "We could have never anticipated the tremendous impact of this series about Birmingham gangsters in the 1920s and 1930s," he shared with The Mirror. "Some things just gather momentum and luck, and they stick, and everyone involved in the project feels that. What's next? It will be announced in due course. But it's not the end."

Peaky Blinders has garnered immense popularity since its debut in 2013. Set in Birmingham, England, the period drama follows the adventures of the Peaky Blinders gang in the aftermath of World War I. The narrative primarily revolves around the Shelby family, led by the charismatic crime boss Thomas Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy). As the heads of the feared and influential local gang, the Peaky Blinders, the family engages in illegal betting, protection services, and black market dealings to amass their illicit wealth.

Peaky Blinders Pulls Inspiration From History

As the series progresses, the Peaky Blinders expand their criminal empire and delve into realms of excess and opulence. This fictional gang draws loose inspiration from an actual urban gang that operated in Birmingham from the 1880s to the 1910s. Known for their involvement in activities such as robbery, racketeering, illegal bookmaking, and gambling, the Peaky Blinders became infamous. They also had a distinct fashion sense, characterized by tailored jackets, silk scarves, bell-bottom trousers, boots, and peaked caps.

Peaky Blinders has garnered widespread critical acclaim throughout its six-season run, praised for its gripping narrative, brisk pacing, and stellar performances. Initially, series creator Steven Knight had confirmed that there would be no Season 7 and that a feature-length film would serve as the series' conclusion. However, there is currently no official production or release date for the Peaky Blinders movie, and details about the plot remain scarce.

In the meantime, Knight has taken on the role of writer for director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's Star Wars movie, following the departure of Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson from the project. Announced at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023, the film will be set after 2019's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and will center around Jedi Master Rey (portrayed by Daisy Ridley) as she establishes a new Jedi order. Departing from the traditional trilogy format, this standalone story aims to lay the groundwork for future projects.

All six seasons of Peaky Blinders are available for streaming on Netflix.

Source: The Mirror

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