Brace yourselves for news that will carry you through the end of the January blues: Peaky Blinders season 6 has started filming. And on Instagram and Twitter, fans have already lost their minds—just after the show dropped a tiny tiny teaser.
The caption says: “The Shelbys are back in business. Series 6 of #PeakyBlinders has begun filming.”
Photo taken by director Anthony Byrne during filming of series 5. pic.twitter.com/1gOToza7fM
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) January 18, 2021
When’s the exact air date?
While an official release date for Peaky Blinders Season 6 is yet to be confirmed, the team have previously hinted it will air in early 2021. If it follows suit from season 5, the show will be uploaded to Neftlix once it’s aired on BBC.
In January last year, the show’s director, Anthony Byrne, confirmed the news of the show returning on Instagram with an image of the script with the caption, “We are in pre-production on Season 6. More to come. By Order of…” Despite the script being largely blurred out, you can see the first episode is titled ‘Black Day’.
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What’s the plot for Season 6?
At last year’s National Television Awards, Steven Knight spoke about the upcoming series. “It’s the best yet. It’s moving the story forward,” he revealed. “Because of the nature of the decade, the 30s, we know what happened at the end – that war began. There are rumblings and rumours of war and that is overshadowing the whole thing. It makes it all the more… the stakes are higher.”
During an appearance on BBC Sounds Obsessed With Peaky Blinders podcast, Byrne also revealed the sixth season will pick up from the end of season five where Tommy was left holding a gun to his head in a field after suffering from PTSD from World War I. WOOOO! Cant. Freaking. Wait.