Peaky Blinders season 6, episode 1 release date: When will Peaky Blinders series 6 start?

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Crime drama Peaky Blinders follows the story of gangster Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) who leads the violent Birmingham gang. The BBC series ended last year and viewers have been eager to know when new episodes will be released. Here’s what we know so far about Peaky Blinders season six.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Peaky Blinders.

When will Peaky Blinders series 6 start?

The entertainment industry has massively felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

For the protection of cast and crews around the world, television and film studios were closed to stop the spread of the virus.

This has meant shows like Peaky Blinders haven’t been able to film scenes since earlier this year.

While the drama will definitely return for a sixth series, there will be a major delay in the show’s comeback.


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Director Anthony Byrne opened up to Digital Spy about when fans could see the new series of Peaky Blinders on their screens.

Byrne explained: “In an ideal world it would be great to be prepping again towards the end of the year [2020] with a view to start shooting early next year [2021].

“That feels achievable, whether that’s true or not, I have no idea.

“We were due to start filming at the end of March [2020] until the end of July. “If we did start shooting in January, we wouldn’t finish until May / June and then it’s another six months of editing.”

This means Peaky Blinders season six may not be released until the end of 2021 or even early 2022.

In the last episode of Peaky Blinders, fans saw there were traitors close by.

Michael Gray (Finn Cole) told the gang how he wanted to take over from Tommy as the leader as he could expand the drug operation to the US thanks to his new American connections.

The gangsters weren’t in favour of this though and Michael and wife Gina Gray (Anya Taylor-Joy) left the gang.

He wasn’t the only one to have betrayed Tommy as he discovered barman Micky Gibbs (Peter Campion) had been leaking information to the Titanic gang in London.

Tommy shot Micky in the head before burning his body.

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There was another traitor though whose identity has not yet been revealed.

Tommy had been planning to assassinate fascist MP Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) at his rally.

However, someone had tipped him off about the attack and fled the scene before Tommy could do anything about it.

Series five ended with a frustrated Tommy standing in a field, screaming and pointing a gun at his own head.

Byrne has revealed series six will continue from where season five was left.


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He said: “It picks up directly. So, the very first image you will see will be back in that field…Tommy, with a gun to his head.

“Then, we will move on from there, we resolve that amazing moment… it’s great.”

Will Tommy actually pull the trigger or will he stop what he’s doing before it’s too late?

Peaky Blinders is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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