Peaky Blinders Season 7 Replaced by Film: Creator Steven Knight Shares Exciting Update

News - 5 January 2024
Recently, news broke that the seventh season of the hit series Peaky Blinders would be replaced by a film. Creator Steven Knight has provided fans with an update on the highly anticipated project. Back in 2016, Knight had hinted at the possibility of a Peaky Blinders film, but instead, the show continued with a successful six-season run on BBC and Netflix, concluding in April 2022.

nnKnight had previously hinted that the story of Peaky Blinders would continue beyond the sixth season, but in a different format. "It was always my plan to wrap up the story with a film. And that's exactly what is going to happen," Knight revealed.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were delays in bringing this vision to fruition.nnFans of the series have been eagerly awaiting any updates on the film, and Knight did not disappoint. He recently shared that he is currently working on the final parts of the script.

"I sit down at the keyboard and it's almost like I'm in a dream. The words just flow out, and when I read it back, I think, 'Where did that come from?' It's all very exciting," Knight said. Filming is set to begin in mid-2024, with plans to shoot in studios in Digbeth and on location in Birmingham.

nnDigbeth and Small Heath hold special significance as they were the real-life stomping grounds of the original Peaky Blinders gang. Knight expressed his excitement about shooting in these locations, stating, "It's like 'Peaky' coming home."nnThe role of Thomas Shelby, played to perfection by Cillian Murphy, has become iconic in the world of television.

In a recent conversation with Margot Robbie for Variety's 'Actors on Actors' series, Murphy hinted at his willingness to reprise the role for the upcoming film. Fans are thrilled at the prospect of seeing Murphy once again embody the enigmatic leader of the Peaky Blinders.nnAs anticipation builds for the Peaky Blinders film, fans can rest assured that creator Steven Knight is diligently working on bringing this project to life.

With filming set to begin next year, it won't be long before audiences are transported back to the gritty and stylish world of Birmingham's most notorious gang. Stay tuned for more updates on this highly anticipated cinematic event.