The Shelby family has been in fans’ hearts since the release of Peaky Blinders in 2013. This captivating TV show is set in Birmingham and features the story of a crime gang in the aftermath of the First World War. Led by the cunning Thomas, The Shelbys, a family of Irish-Romani origins, are feared throughout Birmingham. However, their ambitions rise much bigger;
Due to the good story and famous cast (Cillian Murphy, Helen McCroy, Tom Hardy, Anya Taylor Joy, etc.), the show has reached a massive following. Recently it has been confirmed that Peaky Blinders are getting a sixth season and a follow-up movie. Here’s all the information we know:
Peaky Blinders Season 6: the best one yet?
After the major success of the first five seasons, it was only a matter of time before BBC approved the sixth. All of the previous seasons have had definite endings, except for the last one. It left the audience with a ton of questions and speculations.
The director of season 5, Anthony Byrne, told the news that Covid 19 gave them a chance to fine-tune the script and come up with new ideas that will excite the audience more than ever. So, we can undoubtedly expect that the new season will live up to the expectations.
Death of Helen McCroy
Unfortunately, last year, the actress Helen McCroy passed away, losing her battle with cancer. In Peaky Blinders, Helen portrayed the fan-favorite Aunt Polly who led the Shelby family while the boys were fighting the war. All though everyone is hoping for the presence of Aunt Polly, the production hasn’t confirmed if she will be in the first few episodes of the sixth season.
Oswald Mosley and Adolf Hitler
After the chaos of the series finale, it is clear that Oswald’s relationship with Tommy will significantly change. The character of Oswald is based on the real-life politician Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley. He rose to fame in the 1920s as a member of parliament. Later, in the 1930s, he became a leader of the British Union of Fascists. During his second wedding, Adolf Hitler was their guest of honor. Shortly after Winston Churchill became the prime minister, he detained Oswald Mosley. If the show follows predictions, Adolf Hitler may make an appearance.
Important information on the new Peaky Blinders season and closing thoughts
By order of the Peaky Blinders, Tommy and the rest will return in 2022 for their final season. The exact date hasn’t been confirmed yet and the description of the new trailer only states coming soon. There’s no confirmation of exactly how many episodes to expect, either, but if it matches the pattern of the fifth season, we can expect at least six episodes. Since the show will now cover the 30s, we can expect a lot of interesting themes from this time of turbulence and preparation for World War 2.