The show’s director, Anthony Byrne, confirmed the news on Instagram with an image of the script with the caption, “We are in pre-production on Season 6. More to come. By Order of…” Despite the script being largely blurred out, you can see the first episode is titled ‘Black Day’.
Brace yourselves for news that will carry you through the end of the January blues: Peaky Blinders season 6 is in the works!
During an appearance on BBC Sounds Obsessed With Peaky Blinders podcast, Byrne revealed the sixth season will pick up from the end of season five where Tommy was left holding a gun to his head in a field after suffering with PTSD from World War I.
“I have read three of the scripts and they’re great. I did say it feels like part one of two and that was purely based on the fact that you have this cliffhanger,” revealed Byrne.
“We’ll be looking at 1934 and things are worse. The drum beat is getting louder, tensions are worse and Tommy is right in the middle of all that,” revealed series creator Steven Knight. “Again, it will be an exploration of what was going on in the ’30s and how certain things transpired.”
The principle cast including Cillian Murphy, Sam Claflin, Helen McCrory, Sophie Rundle, Paul Anderson and Finn Cole will all be returning for season 6.
While an official release date for Peaky Blinders Season 6 is yet to be confirmed, Byrne has previously hinted it will air in early 2021. If it follows suit from season 5, the show will be uploaded to Netflix once it’s aired on BBC.
Until then, make sure to get your votes in for the NTA’s with Peaky Blinders nominated for Best Show and Cillian Murphy up for Best Performance.
Oh Tommy Shelby, how we’ve missed you!