Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight confirmed plans for spin-off series, among other plans.
Season 5 of Peaky Blinders premiered on August 25th, on BBC One. The French version is expected to be available for streaming on Netflix starting October 4th and on Arte on October 24th and 31st.
And for those of you who are wondering if the show will go on after the fifth season, guess what? Several new projects are currently in the works!
During the Peaky Blinders Festival in Birmingham last weekend, Steven Knight, who directed the British series, announced:
"I’m writing series six at the moment. It is almost over. That’s almost done. Then I’m going to do series seven." But wait - there's more: "Then I’m looking at spin-offs, maybe a movie," he added.
Steven Knight will be working on the film with actor Cilian Murphy and producer Caryn Mandabac. The director also wants to end season 5 at the beginning of the Second World War before moving on to the big screen.
Spin-offs but no prequels
While the series may be made into a movie, Steven Knight isn't interested in making a prequel: “You can’t kill a character who can show up in the series. The problem with prequels is you’re limiting yourself as to where it can go." The director added, “In terms of appearances we’ve always had a lot of incoming interest. What I’m trying to not do is populate the scene with people who are known for other things, because I think it’s quite distracting.”