There are spoilers for the fifth season of Peaky Blinders in this article.
Peaky Blinders is nearing the end of its run, with season six set to be the final installment. Steven Knight’s tremendously produced crime drama based in the West Midlands is slated to finish in 2022. The BBC has announced that Peaky Blinders will return in a couple of weeks, only days after Paul Anderson teased that show might return for its sixth season in February.
Tommy Shelby’s mental suffering culminated in him facing down his deceased wife while pointing a revolver at his head, looking set to pull the trigger in the season 5 finale of Peaky Blinders, which featured the show’s most daring suspense in its history. If the ending left you perplexed, keep in mind that Tommy has been suffering from PTSD from World War I and his multiple brushes with death since after the beginning of the show — plus there’s been plenty of binge drinking and opiate smoking in between.
Tommy has repeated hallucinations of his dead wife Grace Shelby during Season 5, in which she replicates their old discussions and tries to persuade him to commit suicide. Despite the shocking and sudden finale, we couldn’t see or hear the “bang,” and it’s pretty safe to assume Tommy Shelby won’t open fire.
Not so much because he’s the show’s original man, but also because showrunner Steven Knight acknowledged his return to BBC News: “We’ve spoken to Cillian Murphy, and he’s all for it, and the rest of the principal actors are in for it.”
But what’s done is done, and now it’s time to see what Steven Knight has planned for us again.
“Peaky is back, and he’s returning with a bang,” he teased in a statement, hinting at what’s to come in season six. “Following the COVID pandemic’s forced production halt, we find the family in grave peril, and the stakes have never been higher.”
“We feel this will be the best series of all time, and we are confident that our adoring fans will enjoy it; however, the story will continue in another form.”
When will the sixth season of Peaky Blinders premiere?
Peaky Blinders series six has yet to be assigned an official release date as of January 26, 2022 – though there are plenty of hints that it will air soon, with all promotional material indicating that it would air ‘early’ in the year. The BBC series has featured six episodes in each of its five seasons, so unless something drastic happens, we may expect the next chapter to follow suit.
Who will appear in Season 6 of Peaky Blinders?
Cillian Murphy will reprise his role as Thomas Shelby aka Tommy, the gang’s main leader, alongside Paul Anderson as Tommy’s brother Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle as Tommy’s sister Ada Thorne Shelby, Natasha O’Keeffe as Lizzie Shelby, Packy Lee as Johnny Dogs, Ned Dennehy as Charlie Strong, Tom Hardy as a Jewish kingpin Alfred Solomons aka Alfie, Amber Anderson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ian Peck, Sam Claflin and Finn Cole.
Helen McCrory, who passed away in April 2021, will not be seen in the final season of Peaky Blinders. Polly Gray, Tommy Shelby’s aunt, was played by the actress, who was 52.
Is there a trailer available?
Yes. On January 1, 2022, the first complete promo for the last season was unveiled. It begins with Tommy Shelby firing a round of machine gun shells, and he is seen on the run all throughout trailer, looking for a way for the Birmingham-based family to be brought to an end.
Watch it here: