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The beloved British crime drama “Peaky Blinders” concluded its sixth season in 2022, leaving fans eager for more. The wait is over, as creator Steven Knight has confirmed that the Peaky Blinders story will continue in a feature film. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming movie, including the return of Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby.

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Netflix to Stream the Peaky Blinders Movie

Netflix officially announced that it will stream the Peaky Blinders movie. The news broke on June 4, 2024, with the streaming giant sharing the exciting update on social media. Tom Harper, who previously directed some of the most memorable episodes of season 1, will recast Cillian Murphy in his iconic role as Tommy Shelby in the movie. Steven Knight, the creator of the series, has penned the script, ensuring fans that the movie is in good hands.

“It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me… It is very gratifying to be recollaborating with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders. This is one for the fans.” – Cillian Murphy

Why a Movie Instead of Another Season?

Originally, Steven Knight planned for “Peaky Blinders” to have seven seasons. However, due to various challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the untimely death of actress Helen McCrory (who played Polly Gray), the decision was made to create a movie instead. Knight explained that the pandemic caused significant production delays, leading to the conclusion that a film would be a better format to continue the story.

Peaky Blinders Movie | Everything You Need to Know

“We just felt, also with the loss of Helen [McCrory], that it all seemed to be pointing towards doing what I’m calling ‘the end of the beginning.’ Let’s end the beginning, then let’s do the film. And then let’s see where we go in terms of spin-offs.” – Steven Knight

Filming Set to Begin This September

Production for the Peaky Blinders movie is scheduled to start in September 2024. According to Knight, filming will take place in Digbeth, Birmingham, a location that holds historical significance for the series. While the show was primarily filmed in various locations across Northern England, including Dudley, Liverpool, and Leeds, the movie will bring the action back to Birmingham.

What to Expect from the Peaky Blinders Movie

Although we don’t have an official synopsis yet, Knight has hinted that the movie’s plot will be set during World War II, based on a true story from that era, and will be told in the signature “Peaky” style. This setting opens up new avenues for storytelling and character development, potentially setting the stage for future spin-offs and continuations of the Peaky Blinders universe.

“I know what the story is and I’m writing at the moment. It’s a very specific story, that’s based

on a true story from the Second World War and will be told in the ‘Peaky’ way.” – Steven Knight

Cillian Murphy’s Return as Tommy Shelby

Peaky Blinders Movie | Everything You Need to Know

Cillian Murphy’s return as Tommy Shelby has been a topic of much speculation. Fortunately, Knight has confirmed that Murphy will reprise his role. The actor has always expressed interest in continuing the story, provided there was more to tell. His return ensures that the film will stay true to the essence of the series, as Tommy Shelby is an integral part of the Peaky Blinders narrative.

“[Murphy is] definitely returning for it. We’re shooting it in September just down the road in Digbeth.” – Steven Knight

Future of the Peaky Blinders Universe

Steven Knight has ambitious plans for the Peaky Blinders universe. Beyond the upcoming movie, he envisions the story continuing well past World War II. The movie is seen as “the end of the beginning,” suggesting that there is much more in store for fans. Whether through additional films or spin-off series, the legacy of Peaky Blinders is set to grow.

“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.” – Steven Knight

Relive the Peaky Blinders Experience

While waiting for the movie, fans can revisit all six seasons of Peaky Blinders, currently available on Netflix. The series finale left many questions unanswered about Tommy Shelby’s future, but the upcoming film promises to provide some much-anticipated closure and new adventures.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Peaky Blinders movie as production progresses and new details emerge. The Peaky Blinders saga continues, and fans have a thrilling journey ahead!

Peaky Blinders Movie | Everything You Need to Know

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