The sixth and final series of Peaky Blinders is coming! Its release date has been announced and you can watcha a video unveiling the news of the Shelbys return.
We’ve all been waiting for what feels like an age for the last series of Peaky Blinders, which was delayed due to the pandemic. The Birmingham-based crime drama will be back on our screens Sunday 27th February at 9pm on BBC – so clear your schedule.
There’s been plenty of speculation since about when exactly that might be, but at last, the BBC has confirmed that season six will kick off on Sunday 27 February. So make sure you’ve got that night clear in your diaries, folks.
The news of the release was announced also via a mural, by street artist Akse, which was commissioned by the BBC, and featured the title character Tommy Shelby in the classic cap and stern pose.
As well as Tom Hardy’s iconic character, Alfie Solomons Stephen Graham is joining the cast for its final series.
There will be a void in this series as Helen McCrory, who played matriarch Polly Gray, tragically died of cancer last year aged 52.
Speaking to The Guardian about her death Cillian Murphy said: “She would have been in series six if the pandemic hadn’t put everything on hold.
“We were just five days away from shooting in March 2020 when the lockdown was announced. Helen was the heart of that show and it was hard to make it without her. Really hard.
“There was this huge absence on the set. We all felt it. She died while we were shooting.
“She was too young. You can’t help but think of all the amazing roles she would have had.”