Peaky Blinders has concluded its television run after 36 episodes spread across six seasons, with the show now available in full on Netflix in almost every region around the world except the UK, where it is only available on the BBC iPlayer for a limited time. The show may be over, but a movie, similar to The Last Kingdom, is reportedly in the works, so here’s what we know so far.
We’ve been following Thomas Shelby’s rise to power as the leader of a street gang following World War I since 2013. The series has followed the family over several decades, with Season 6 taking place in the run-up to World War II. Despite being a BBC series, Netflix has had the exclusive international distribution rights since September 2014, and new seasons have been released around once every two years since then.
Since the pandemic, when the sixth season’s production was badly hampered and a seventh season seemed increasingly improbable, there have been rumours of a Peaky Blinders movie.
Rewind to January 2021, when a more detailed vision of a Peaky Blinders movie was presented to us. When Steven Knight was supposed to be signing a Netflix deal at the moment, Naman Ramachandran spoke with him and inquired about the potential film, saying:
“We’re still developing. It is a whole thought with a beginning, middle, and end. Although I wouldn’t exactly call them spinoffs, there will be other TV shows that I hope will result from it that will continue to tell the tale of this family and this segment of society. I believe it will be a suitable finale to the story that has been told thus far.
“We put our heads together and felt that it would be a wonderful idea to do a movie instead of doing series seven,” Knight later added, explaining how the movie came about in place of a seventh season.
Despite being announced so long ago, it does seem the film is still being developed, albeit at a very early stage. The “Peaky” brand isn’t going anywhere, according to Caryn Madabach, president of Caryn Mandabach Productions, who also stated in an interview that “a movie currently being produced.”
We’re in negotiations, and those negotiations are specifically with Netflix, Mandabach said in the podcast Strictly Business. She also added that she “usually feel hopeful about the whole situation.”
Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders, has been working diligently on a number of recently released and planned projects as a result of the success of the programme. He’s still connected with Apple TV+’s See, and there will be a sequel to A Christmas Carol. With Tom Shankland yet again, SAS: Rogue Heroes is his upcoming significant undertaking. Epix in the US and the BBC once more in the UK are anticipated to receive that project. The creator is also working on a few other forthcoming projects at Netflix.
This includes Jake Gyllenhaal’s upcoming film The Helicopter Heist. A band of thieves is depicted in the film planning to steal millions using a stolen chopper. On All The Light We Cannot See, which is presently in production as of the publication of this article, Knight also served as executive producer and authored the pilot episode.