Peaky Blinders fans will be excited to learn that the show might not be over for good. The British period crime drama, which stars Cillian Murphy as notorious gang leader Tommy Shelby, released its sixth and final season in 2022. While a feature film was intended to follow the beloved series, no word on a release date made many fans give up hope.
However, we might have just received the confirmation we have been waiting for, with the show’s official account posting a cryptic Instagram message about the future of the series.
To mark the 10-year anniversary of Peaky Blinders season one, the show’s social media accounts shared a quote from Peaky Blinders creator, Steven Knight, saying “the story is not yet over”.
“It hardly seems believable that it’s 10 years since Tommy Shelby first rode that black horse through the streets of Birmingham,” Knight wrote.
“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 yet over. Watch this space.”
The post did not explain whether Knight was referring to the potential feature film, or to another season or spin-off series of the show. We also don’t know whether Cillian Murphy, or the show’s other stars, would be involved with the next project, given their busy schedules. However, we’re crossing our fingers that they would.
It’s also not the first time Knight has suggested there was more to come. In his TRIC Award acceptance speech, which he won Best Drama for Peaky Blinders, he said:
“We could never have predicted how much this series about Birmingham gangsters in the ’20s and ’30s would resonate.”
“Some things just seem to have momentum and luck, and they stick, and everyone working on them feels that. What is coming next? It’s to be announced. But it’s not the end.”
He also recently told the BBC he was considering a spin-off series, when he said: “I think after the film, we will look at [it].”
“It would be me sort of launching possible new stories into the ’50s, and then I would hand over the baton of writing and creating the thing to other people.”
He continued: “But if there is an appetite for the world, then it will continue.”
We’ll take anything we can get.