Peaky Blinders is ‘not over yet’ says creator Stephen Knight as he confirmed that the BBC period drama is set to return for ’10 more years’.
The story of Tommy Shelby and his brother and their attempts to go from criminal syndicate to legitimate business and politics in post-WW1 Birmingham enthralled the nation over the course of its six series.
The show, led by Cillian Murphy, was a huge hit for the BBC, and a full on cinema release film is in the works too.
Today, on the 10th anniversary of the Peaky Blinders, show creator Stephen Knight has confirmed that the exploits of Tommy and co will be seen for at least another 10 years to come.
He said: “It hardly seems believable that it’s ten years since Tommy Shelby first rode that black horse through the streets of Birmingham.
“The phenomenal global success of the show is down to the brilliance and hard work of the loyal team that makes it happen. Ten years on and the story is not over yet. Watch this space.”
And then the official Peaky Blinders account added: “A decade today since Series 1 Episode 1 of Peaky Blinders first aired, on BBC Two. Huge thanks to our incredible fans for the past ten years. Here’s to the next ten…”
A Peaky Blinders film is confirmed to be in the works.
Knight revealed previously that the movie would have a ‘big budget’ and be set directly after series 6’s ending on the BBC.
He said: The biggest difference between a film and TV series is the budget. When you do stuff for TV, you often have to ask people to imagine it. But with a film, you can really do it. You can blow stuff up. Will Tommy be giving James Bond a run for his money?
“Maybe. There are parallels. We always thought of Peaky as very cinematic, so we are finally finding a screen big enough for what we want to do.”
The film has no official release date yet but is said to be coming ‘soon’ – by order of the Peaky Blinders!