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'Peaky Blinders' Creator Teases Possible Spin-Offs Could Be On The Cards

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'Peaky Blinders' Creator Teases Possible Spin-Offs Could Be On The Cards

*This piece contains spoilers about Peaky Blinders Series 5*

Peaky Blinders' creator has teased potential spin-offs in the future.

Speaking to Radio Times magazine on Wednesday, Steven Knight, 61, has hinted that the show won't end completely even after Tommy Shelby's story has been told.

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While Knight has previously teased that he always planned to have seven chapters - adding he has a clear path in mind for the Birmingham gangster and his family - the showrunner has never discussed a spin-off before.

He told the publication: "I know how it's going to end, this particular incarnation of the family story, I know that it's going to end at the beginning of the Second World War.

Peaky Blinders is set to return for a sixth season (Credit: BBC)
Peaky Blinders is set to return for a sixth season (Credit: BBC)

"But after that I think that the momentum is such that maybe we will continue with other bits of the story."

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When quizzed on whether he would consider a prequel, Knight said there would be no point, seeing as viewers already know where the story would go, and he wouldn't have any scope to kill off characters if they were in the original.

While Knight held back from revealing any details of how this spin-off would take shape, he didn't completely dash hopes that Cillian Murphy could make an appearance - even if not as the main part.

When quizzed about killing Tommy Shelby off, Knight is said to have laughed, and declared: "He's immortal".

Knight joked that Tommy Shelby is immortal (Credit: BBC)
Knight joked that Tommy Shelby is immortal (Credit: BBC)
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The creator's comments come as he recently revealed the sixth season of the hit BBC drama is now in pre production, giving a cheeky glimpse of the script in the process.

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..."

Eeeek.

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

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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.

Season 6 kicks off where it left off (Credit: BBC)
Season 6 kicks off where it left off (Credit: BBC)

Series 7 is supposed to end at the kick off of World War II, 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.

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

While Peaky Blinders Season 6 does not yet have an official release date, creators have stated that, all going well, we can expect it early 2021.

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

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Cillian Murphy, BBC, Peaky Blinders

Joanna Freedman
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