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‘Peaky Blinders’ Creator Steven Knight Confirms He’s Finished Season 6 Script

‘Peaky Blinders’ Creator Steven Knight Confirms He’s Finished Season 6 Script

Tommy Shelby's fate has officially been sealed for another season.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Peaky Blinders is one step closer to returning to our screens, as the show's creator has confirmed he's finished writing the scripts for season six.

The Cillian Murphy fronted drama ended with several massive unanswered questions last season, and ever since people have been waiting desperately for answers on what is to become of Tommy Shelby and the rest of his Birmingham gangster family.

Now, speaking to the BBC, writer Steven Knight has revealed he's already penned out the next chapter of Tommy's fate.

He said: "I've just finished writing series six and it's the best yet, but we always say that". Oh Steven, you tease.

Peaky Blinders is soon to return to screens. (

The show's creator previously revealed that season six will portray Tommy continuing as an MP in a time of increasing political unrest, and also show his "deeper and more dangerous" battle with PTSD progress.

Given everything that happened in Series five, it's pretty fair to say that Tommy will also be keen to get to the bottom of who ratted out his plot to assassinate Oswald Mosely. But who was responsible?

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

Tommy Shelby's fate will be unveiled in season six (
BBC One)

Following his tragic death, Aidan Gillen won't be returning as Aberama Gold. However, Grace Shelby [Annabelle Wallis] will no doubt reappear as a hallucination given Tommy's continued vulnerable mental state.

Tom Hardy hasn't confirmed if he'll be back as Alfie Solomons in the new series, but given that he only returned at the end of Series five, it's likely there will be some storylines for him to tie up. For instance, was he the one who ratted out Tommy given the bad blood between them?

While we're all desperate for Tommy's return, it's worth noting that Steven plans for the next season to be the penultimate one.

Hoping to end the show after season seven, he told NME that he envisages Tommy Shelby will have reached the end of his "journey" and become a good man by then.

Season six of Peaky Blinders saw Tommy Shelby raise a gun to his head (

"The destination for the whole show has always been the start of the Second World War, so the show is the story of the family between the wars," he said.

"I really want to end it with Tommy being alright. I want Tommy to be good and on the side of the angels."

Naturally, Knight warned that there's a "lot of darkness" to come first, though.

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