'Peaky Blinders' creator Steven Knight: 'Expect the unexpected' from the final season (exclusive)

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The sixth season of Peaky Blinders will air on BBC One from 27 February, but its creator — Steven Knight — is keeping its secrets of the hit crime show's final season close to his chest.

“Expect the unexpected,” Knight told Yahoo.

Since it first aired in 2013 the Birmingham-set show about the Shelbys — a criminal family led by Cillian Murphy's Tommy Shelby — has gone from strength to strength, gaining fans all over the world.

The last season saw Tommy dealing with going from being a mobster to an MP, but success did not come without its tribulations, and the Shelbys are having to defend their territory from their enemies.

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“Poor Tommy, once again, goes through quite an ordeal and the question is: will he come out of it in one piece?,” Knight added.

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Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders VI (BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd./Matt Squire)

Tommy confided in his sister Ada Shelby (Sophie Rundle) in his darkest moments after hallucinating visions of his ex-wife and coming dangerously close to jumping from a bridge.

However, it doesn’t get darker than the season five finale where Tommy Shelby appeared to be about to take his own life following his disastrous attempt to stop the fascist Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin).

Tommy had planned to have Oswald killed but will he survive? It appears so.

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Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson) and Ada Shelby (Sophie Rundle) in Peaky Blinders (BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd./Matt Squire)

The explosive final season will see Tommy finding himself backed into more corners that seem impossible to escape from.

Sophie Rundle described this season of Peaky Blinders as being 'more of what you’ve come to expect from Peakys'.

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The 33-year-old actor added that the show is 'big and mad and bold' as ever.

“It’s everything people love about Peakys,” she told Yahoo.

The final series of Peaky Blinders will air on BBC One from 27 February.

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