Peaky Blinders season six is hopefully on the cards after the dramatic conclusion to the fifth outing left plenty of questions unanswered. Finishing on a particularly devastating cliffhanger, the show is certain to have many wanting more. Express.co.uk and other media spoke to writer/creator Steven Knight about the future of the long-running BBC show.
Will there be another series of Peaky Blinders?
WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for Peaky Blinders season 5
Peaky Blinders came to an end tonight on BBC One with an explosive final episode for the residents of Watery Lane.
Fans watched the big reveal of Alfie Solomons (played by Tom Hardy) returning to the screen after his supposed death last year.
That was not the only surprise as Tommy Shelby’s (Cillian Murphy) plan to foil Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) was foiled at the last moment.
The most devastating moment came at the end of the episode when Tommy put a gun to his head and seemingly pulled the trigger before it cut to black.
Understandably, the big reveal left fans desperate for answers that another series of the show would provide.
Fans can rejoice as it seems that another season is definitely in the works.
While it has not been officially announced by the BBC, writer and creator Steven Knight has confirmed its return.
Speaking ahead of the season five premiere, Knight told Express.co.uk and other media that he was already in the process of writing the sixth outing – and he even gave a hint about a character who will play a big part.
Speaking about Gina Gray’s (Anya Taylor-Joy) introduction to the show, he said: “I’ll try not to answer on behalf of series six because there’s a lot going on for her.”
He went on to speak about his broader plan for the show, which includes season six and a final season seven.
He said: “The main destination is the end of the whole thing, which is the start of the Second World War.
“And I know what scene that is going to be, I know how it’s going to end.”
He added: “I just want it to be a family between the wars – it starts at the end of the first and ends at the beginning of the second.”
One of the major things that fans will be hoping to see answered in the next season of the show was whether Tommy is still alive after the shock ending.
Knight did give a hint about this in the Q&A after the screening of episode one at the BFI.
When asked by an audience member if Tommy, Polly (Helen McCrory), Arthur (Paul Anderson) and Ada (Sophie Rundle) would all make it through to the end, he simply said: “Yes.”
However, actor Helen McCrory was quick to add: “He’s not going to tell you, is he?”
As for when fans might be able to see the next outing, director Anthony Byrne who is signed on to return, told GQ that filming will begin in early 2020.
Express.co.uk will update this article as soon as any more information is revealed about the upcoming season.
In the meantime, Knight has also revealed that a number of potential spin-offs are already in the works.
Peaky Blinders seasons 1-5 are available to stream on BBC iPlayer
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