Peaky blinders is a periodic British crime drama series set in 1919 Birmingham, created by Steven Knight. The series premiered on 12 September 2013and was telecast on BBC Two and then shifted to BBC One for the 5th season. Recently, the show has garnered a huge fan following in India and around the world with an IMDB rating of 8.8. The crime drama is available for streaming on Netflix.
The ensemble cast of the show includes Cillian Murphy as Thomas “Tommy” Shelby as the protagonist and other main characters include, Sam Neill as Chief Inspector/Major Chester Campbell, Helen McCrory as Elizabeth “Polly” Gray, née Shelby, Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Jr, Annabelle Wallis as Grace Shelby, Iddo Goldberg as Freddie Thorne, Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne, Joe Cole as John “Johnny” Shelby, Ned Dennehy as Charlie Strong, Charlie Creed-Miles as Billy Kimber, Benjamin Zephaniah as Jeremiah ‘Jimmy’ Jesus, Tommy Flanagan as Arthur Shelby, Sr and Aidan Gillen as Aberama Gold.
Set in 1919 post World War I Birmingham, England Peaky Blinders narrates the story of a gang of the same name led by Thomas ‘tommy’ Shelby of the Shelby family who are infamous as bookmakers and gangsters. Tommy and his brothers have returned to Birmingham after serving in the British army during the WWI and aim at controlling the city of Birmingham. The series further showcases Tommy Shelby’s bigger plans to expand his empire and refuse any sort of shortcomings upon it.
Season 5 of the series is based in 1929 during the aftermath of a huge financial crisis in England and Tommy Shelby MP has to take certain decisions not just for the future of his family but at the stake of the future of the entire nation.
The Release date of Season 6
As the last season left fans at the edge of their seats, there are high hopes and excitement for the upcoming Season 6.
The writer and creator of the show Steve Knight officially announced through the Birmingham Press Club that “we are definitely doing [series] six and we will probably do seven”
The makers have also announced that the shooting for Season 6 will resume in early 2021 and the series might air by the end of 2021 or at the beginning of 2022.
For more updates on the release dates, stay tuned!