Nearly two years have passed since the last season of Peaky Blinders premiered on BBC, and news about the highly anticipated sequel movie remains scarce.
However, Steven Knight, the creator of the show, has recently disclosed that filming for the movie will commence in mid-2024. In a discussion with the Radio Times, Knight affirms that, despite numerous delays, he is nearing completion of the script for the Peaky Blinders movie.
“I’m just working on the final bits of it at the moment”, he said.
Knight’s British gangster series concluded its six-season run recently. Although casting details are yet to be announced, it is confirmed that Cillian Murphy, portraying Thomas Shelby, will reprise his role in the movie. This project will mark Murphy’s initial endeavor following Oppenheimer, and anticipation is high for its release.
Taking place in 1919, in the aftermath of the Great War, the series delves into the struggles of criminal gangs striving for existence in a nation shaken by economic turmoil. The narrative centers on the formidable Peaky Blinders, one of the most influential gangs of the era, led by the returning war hero Thomas Shelby and his family.
Since its debut in 2013, the show has experienced a gradual yet consistent growth in its fanbase over its six-year run. Knight has emphasized the allure of creating a Peaky Blinders movie adaptation, expressing the desire for fans to share the experience of watching it together in a theater.