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First Look At 'Peaky Blinders’ Season 6 Script As Pre-Production Begins

First Look At 'Peaky Blinders’ Season 6 Script As Pre-Production Begins

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Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

*This piece contains spoilers about Peaky Blinders Series 5*

Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne has confirmed the show's sixth season is in pre-production, and shared a sneaky picture of the script.

Taking to social media to tease that the brand new series of the BBC show is now in the pipelines, Byrne wrote: "We are in pre-production on Season 6. More to come. By Order of..."


The script was partially blurred out, but you could clearly see the words: "Series VI Episode One," alongside the name of the returning episode: "Black Day".

The last season of the Birmingham gangster drama left Tommy Shelby fans despairing as it was left on one hell of a cliffhanger.

And the director, who also worked on Season 5, has revealed that the show will pick up exactly where it left off - with Tommy despairing in the middle of a field.

Speaking on BBC Sounds' Obsessed With Peaky Blinders podcast, Byrne said: "I have read three of the scripts and they're great, I did say it feels like part one of two and that was purely based on the fact that you have this cliffhanger...

"I want to know what happens in the field, I had no idea, I mean I do now. I checked my email and episode one of Series 6 had just arrived and I went 'Oh f*ck, do you want to know what happens after what we've just watched?'

Season 5 of Peaky Blinders was left on a huge cliffhanger (

"Then I sat on the couch and started reading it and my editor was sitting beside me just going 'Woah' and 'f*ck' - and I was like 'Do you know what page I'm on?' and I was like '46'. So I actually read the whole thing out loud. It was so compelling."

Series 7 is supposed to end at the kick off of World War Two, so we know the sixth season will proceed to pan across a few years and demonstrate the rise of fascism beforehand.

"In [Season 6], we'll be looking at 1934 and things are worse. The drum beat is getting louder, tensions are worse and Tommy is right in the middle of all that," Knight told NME, describing scenes to come as a "tragedy.

"Again, it will be an exploration of what was going on in the '30s and how certain things transpired," he said.

Peaky Blinders is set to return in early 2021 (

According to IMDb, the first episode of Series 6 will see Cillian Murphy (Thomas Shelby), Helen McCrory (Aunt Polly), Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby), Sophie Rundle (Ada Shelby), Finn Cole (Michael Gray), Brian Gleeson (Jimmy mcCavern), Packy Lee (Johnny Dogs) and Sam Claflin (Oswald Mosley).

We can also likely expect the likes of Finn Shelby (Harry Kirton) and Gina Gray (Anya Taylor-Joy) to be back, as well as The Billy Boys.

While Peaky Blinders Season 6 does not yet have an official release date, Byrne has also previously stated we can expect it to air in early 2021.

We cannot WAIT to have Tommy and his family back on our screens.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC One, Cillian Murphy, BBC, TV News, TV Entertainment, Peaky Blinders