Fans of Peaky Blinders will be encouraged by the fact that the script for a new movie is close to completion, as confirmed by star Cillian Murphy.
Peaky Blinders aired for six series on the BBC and tells the story of the Shelby family, led by Tommy Shelby. It is set in the aftermath of the First World War as the Shelby family attempt to maintain their criminal empire on the rough streets of Birmingham.
The show's creator, Steven Knight, has talked about a movie for a few years now, and after the production was confirmed, the release year of 2024 was set.
Murphy hasn't read the script yet, but says things are moving along nicely
“Yes, I believe so. I’ve still not read it but that’s the plan, the plan is to make a film and to continue the story but in the cinematic world rather than on the television," he said on Today FM.
“The television part of the story is finished. If there are more stories to tell, I’m there I just haven’t read it yet but it’s close apparently."
Will there be a Peaky Blinders series 7?
The sixth series of Peaky Blinders was believed to be the show's last and Murphy himself has said as much.
However, Knight thinks we could see more series on the BBC if there is an appetite - even if he doesn't make it himself.
“I think after the film, we will look at ,” he told the BBC. “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.
"If there is an appetite for the world then it will continue."
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