Will There Be a Season 7 of Peaky Blinders?
Peaky Blinders season 6 has started streaming on Netflix. The TV show currently has a total of 36 episodes, with each season spanning 6 episodes.
The final, 6th episode of season 6 arrived on BBC on April 3, 2022. Now that all of its released episodes are streaming on Netflix and BBC iPlayer, the TV show has finally met its conclusion for all 6 episodes, never failing to put forth the ultimate drama.
Peaky Blinders has a lot of elements for you to love it. The leading character of the series, Thomas Shelby, or Tommy (Cillian Murphy), is loved by fans all over the globe. But one concern still remains; will the Peaky Blinders continue their war of gangs, or was Season 6 a conclusion to the whole story?
Peaky Blinders Season 6 Ending
Peaky Blinders season 6 had some pretty hard turns here and there. The season takes place in 1934, through which Tommy kisses goodbye to alcohol. Season 6 also shows how he calmly plans to shut down his enemies for good.
Something deadly slowly develops in between, and Tommy is portrayed to have 18 months to live until he dies from a tuberculoma. Although this ingested a whole load of fear and anxiety in fans, the disease he’s suffering from turns out to be a hoax.
Thomas Shelby, being a calmly fearsome gangster to many, was believed to have only one way to die; pulling the trigger on him himself. Being a powerful man in Birmingham, his enemies thought they could destroy him mentally and have him kill himself if he knows he’ll suffer to death from disease.
His doctor, a friend of Tommy’s enemy, was induced to make Tommy believe he’s suffering from a tuberculoma. Although their plans did seemingly work out for some time, making Tommy suicidal, his discovery of the diagnosis being a hoax was a pretty decent twist that bent the show from there.
The final episode ends as Tommy rides off on a horse, hoping to start a new life. Prior to this, we’ve also seen him blow up his house, making way for a more affordable means to live for the working class.
The Future of Peaky Blinders
Moving on, it’s now time to discuss the future of Thomas Shelby and the Peaky Blinders. And the answer to this can be both good and bad.
Peaky Blinders initially had plans for the seventh installment of the show. This, however, has changed.
Fortunately, this doesn’t mean that the story of Birmingham’s fearsome crime family ends here. But the TV show does, and season 6 was, in fact, the final installment of the show.
The writer of the show, Steven Knight, revealed their plans on taking the crime drama to the big screen.
This means that the TV show, as we know it, will be no more. Season 6 was the finale of the series, and there won’t be any more installments to the show. The story of Peaky Blinders, as a show, thus ends here.
Although they had plans for a seventh installment to the series, the pandemic came in hard, causing them to change their plans. This, coupled with the tragic death of Helen McCrory, who played Polly Gray in the show, aunt of Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his siblings, escalated their plans to introduce Peaky Blinders as a movie.
Ultimately, the answer to our question is that Peaky Blinders will continue as a movie. The movie is currently expected to begin production in 2023.
What Comes After…
According to Knight, the much-anticipated movie will conclude the story of Peaky Blinders as we know it. It will essentially be the final installment to the show, but in a different form and on a bigger screen!
Furthermore, Knight has also mentioned their plans for potential spin-offs that could be influenced by the characters of Peaky Blinders. This is not confirmed to happen yet, as the crew has all their eyes, time, and effort towards making the movie happen.
Coming to the conclusion, Peaky Blinders will not be having the seventh installment of the show. Instead, they’re set to begin production for its movie, which will ultimately mark the end of the story of Peaky Blinders as we know it.
As confirmed by Steven Knight, the writer of Peaky Blinders, season 6 is indeed the final installment of the TV show. What comes after this season will continue in the movie they’re all prepared to film.
To know what the film has in it for us, our only choice is to wait. Let’s hope it will be the same, drama-packed scenes of the most fearsome crime family in Birmingham!
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