Peaky Blinders is set to return for a sixth season. This is also the final season before ending with a film to close the story. The hit BBC criminal drama creator Steven Knight has confirmed that he’s pulled back from his original plan to finish the series at the beginning of World War Two.
Knight said: “It was always Britain between the wars – how the lesson from one war was not learned and was repeated. It’s also the end of empire: we enter the Second World War and by the end of it, there is no empire, really.”
“But I… have revised the scope of what it is. It will now go into and beyond the Second World War. Because I just think the energy that is out there in the world for this, I want to keep it going, and I want to see how this can progress beyond that.”
“I think of this sixth series as the end of the beginning.”
He added: “I don’t know what’s gonna happen until I get to writing.”
“The way I tend to work is not to plan, and I think if I did plan, I wouldn’t be able to do it. Just sit at the keyboard and if you know the characters well enough, let ‘em loose and see what they say to each other. Let the dialogue guide the plot.”