Will there be a Peaky Blinders spin-off?
Based on recent interviews with creator Steven Knight, it appears that Peaky Blinders will be returning for a spin-off movie and a potential spin-off series.
Speaking to Radio Times in December 2023, Steven provided an update on the new Peaky Blinders film, telling the publication, "I'm just working on the final bits of it at the moment. "
Although the details of the plot have not yet been revealed, it is believed that the new spin-off will take place in Boston in the mid-20th century. Steven also revealed that the film is slated to commence production in 2024, with the cast and crew anticipated to begin shooting on set in the middle of the year.
For fans of the original series' protagonist Thomas Shelby, we have good news! During his Variety Actors on Actors interview with Margot Robbie, Cillian Murphy shared that he would be eager to reprise his role as the ringleader of Shelby Company Ltd.
"I'm totally open to the idea, but I also do think that it was a kind of perfect six seasons... It's sometimes hard to move into the film format, and I do like the ambiguity of the ending, but I'm always open to a great script. Who wouldn't be?" Cillian said.
While there is not a great deal of information on the upcoming spin-off series, according to Bloomberg, the new Peaky Blinders series will reportedly explore the world of Shelby family matriarch Polly Gray.
Following the passing of actor Helen McCrory ahead of the final season, the news of a Peaky Blinders series dedicated to Polly is bittersweet to many fans who sadly mourned her absence during the final instalment of the fan-favourite series.
Given the new spin-off film is set after the events of the original series, fans have speculated that the upcoming spin-off series will be a prequel to the Shelby family storyline and will focus on Polly's youth.