Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight says show will end after season 7

However there could be a film in the works

Ilana Kaplan
Thursday 03 January 2019 15:01
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Annabelle Wallis and Cillian Murphy dance together as Grace and Tommy in Peaky Blinders
Annabelle Wallis and Cillian Murphy dance together as Grace and Tommy in Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has revealed that the gangster drama will end after season seven.

After the Bafta TV Awards in London on Sunday, Knight told Digital Spy what the future of the show would look like.

He said, “My ambition is to make it a story of a family between two wars, so always I’ve wanted to end it with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939.”

“It’ll take three more series [to reach that point],” Knight added.

But the Peaky Blinders mastermind said he’s also open to making a film around Tommy Shelby and his crime clan before the series finale.

“We’re getting approached to do all kinds of things – the ballet, the musical... and the movie would be great,” he continued.

Knight said he “wouldn’t want to do” a movie at the end of the series, but would “maybe” do it in between two seasons of the show.

Peaky Blinders won for Best Drama at the Bafta Awards on Sunday night instead of The Crown and Line of Duty.

In his speech, Knight paid tribute to stars Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory: “I wish the people who created such iconic TV, soon maybe they will be here as well because they deserve to be.”

Anthony Bryne is set to take over for director David Caffrey on season five.

Peaky Blinders fifth season is set to be released in 2019 on BBC Two and on Netflix.

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