UK period drama Peaky Blinders has confirmed its upcoming sixth season will be the last.
But creator and writer Steven Knight has promised the story will continue in another form.
The series follows the story of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his notorious family’s rise to power against the backdrop of working class, post-WWI Birmingham.
Knight said in a statement, “Peaky is back and with a bang. After the enforced production delay due to the Covid pandemic, we find the family in extreme jeopardy and the stakes have never been higher. We believe this will be the best series of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it. While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form.”
Executive producer Caryn Mandabach added: “Along with our wonderful, supportive partners at BBC and Netflix, we have been working diligently to ensure we can get Peaky safely back into production; the safety of our cast and crew is always our priority. Thank you to all the Peaky fans who have been so unwaveringly supportive and patient. Steve’s scripts are incredible and mark the end of an epic story that has entranced audiences since it first started in 2013, but the world of Peaky Blinders will most definitely live on.”
The news contradicts Knight previously revealing the show would continue season 7.
He also revealed “Covid changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie. That is what is going to happen.
Production is currently underway with COVID safe restrictions.
Peaky Blinders airs in Australia on BBC First and Netflix.