Peaky Blinders fans have been waiting for season 6 since mid-2019 but Steven Knight has promised it will be back on-screen in the first half of 2022.
The BBC drama left viewers on a huge cliffhanger at the end of season five when they saw Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) with a gun to his head.
However, with the character’s fate still unknown, the release date of the show’s sixth and final season has long been anticipated by fans.
Now, creator Knight himself has given an update, and it seems there won’t be long left to wait.
The brains behind the Brummie gangster hit confirmed when the show would – roughly – be back on a panel at the ongoing BFI London Film Festival.
According to Variety, season six has been completely shot, with editing nearly finished ahead of its release next year.
Fans can expect it to land back on screens in the spring, sometime between March and May 2022.
‘And then I am going to write the feature which will be set in and shot in Birmingham,’ Knight explained.
‘That will probably be the sort of the end of the road for Peaky Blinders as we know it.’
But luckily, the film is eyeing up production in 2023, with a release date for the following year expected.
Despite it looking like the Peaky Blinders world is finally coming towards its end, Knight didn’t rule out adding to the story in the future.
He said there could be ‘shows related’ in due course but that he would probably look to ‘pass on the baton’ in such projects.
It comes after newcomer to the show Conrad Khan addressed the release date in an interview back in the summer, suspecting it would be out around February next year.
‘That comes out, from what I last heard — I mean, these things change so quickly -– I think that will come out next February, the beginning of next year,’ Khan told RadioTimes.com.
‘There was so much footage, so many episodes, that it does take a while to edit –- six months or something.’
Peaky Blinders seasons one to five can be streamed on BBC iPlayer now.
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