This news has been confirmed in early October, with Knight declaring that “… it.” After watching five seasons of Tommy, his extended Shelby family tries to rise from the muck of early 1900s Birmingham into a powerful dynasty with political power, with various enemies on top of fighting his own PTSD from the battle in the Great War, it feels very fitting that the larger than life Shelby Legacy needs a larger than life to finish his story properly.
As mentioned earlier, the original plans seem to show that a seventh season would be in the cards before anything comes out with a big screen. While pinpointing the exact endpoint he had in mind for the series, Steven Knight told the press in 2018 that, “My ambition is to make it a story of a family between two wars, so I always wanted to it ended with the first air strike in Birmingham in 1939. It still takes three [seasons]. “” At the time, this would have brought “Peaky Blinders” to seven overall seasons. Knight had previously spoken out about his desire to end things with a movie right from the start, even though he admitted that the pandemic had a key to his grand slam plan of seven seasons:
“COVID changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie. That’s what happened.”