'Peaky Blinders' creator hints at potential spin-off after series ends
Peaky Blinders has five acclaimed seasons under its belt and is in pre-production for its sixth with an end in sight, but creator Steven Knight hasn't ruled out the prospect of a spin-off.
While Knight has plans to wrap things up at the beginning of the Second World War, it might not be the end of the whole story.
He told Radio Times: "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. 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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The fifth series kicked off with the 1929 Wall Street Crash so it's got a few years of action to cover ahead of the 1939 start of the Second World War, although, it has not yet been revealed how many seasons Peaky Blinders will run for in total.
Director Anthony Byrne teased the title of the first episode of the next instalment on Instagram earlier this week confirming that "Black Day" will be the debut episode of season six when it returns to screens.
Knight’s words come as the BBC drama picked up several gongs at the National Television Awards on Tuesday night, as it won for Best Drama in addition to Cillian Murphy scooping the prize for Best Drama Performance as Tommy Shelby.
Murphy didn't appear at the ceremony as it was his on-screen siblings, Sophie Rundle who plays Ada Shelby and Finn Shelby star Harry Kirton, accepting the award on his behalf.
He later shared a message to fans in a video via the Peaky Blinders Twitter account in which he said: "I'm very touched and very honoured and very humbled to receive this award this evening
"Particularly because it's voted for by you guys and it confirms to me that Peaky Blinders fans are the best in the world, so loyal, so imaginative and so good at voting."