Peaky Blinders season 5 really put a key to work when it comes to the standalone nature of the popular series.. Historically, Tommy Shelby's season-to-season adventures have been largely independent of one another, but the cliff-top ending in the last entry left fans eager to see the return of a show that would only last five seasons.

However, after a series of Covid-related delays, Peaky Blinders season 2021 early 6 release date has been pushed back, and it's unlikely we'll see the Birmingham-based Shelby gang on our screens anytime soon.

That said, with a supposedly "fucking strong" plot in the works, we're not short of anticipation to know how the series will follow Tommy's bout of violent psychosis, or Oswald Mosely's narrow escape.

But, if you haven't gotten that far yet, you have plenty of time to catch up on the show on BBC iPlayer in the UK and Netflix internationally.

Here's a recap of everything we know so far about Peaky Blinders season 6, from its anticipated release date to new cast members. Naturally, proceed with caution if you want to avoid spoilers for seasons 1-5.

Peaky Blinders Season 6 Release Date

As with most shows whose new series was scheduled to arrive between 2020 and 2021, global pandemic hampered Peaky Blinders season 6 filming, and director Anthony Byrne told Digital Spy that the original plan was to start filming in March 2020 and finish in July after a 78-day shoot.

An announcement about Season 6 of Peaky Blinders pic.twitter.com/g1vEnpi8bU March 16, 2020

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Naturally, that didn't happen, but the easing of restrictions on film and television production in early 2021 meant that filming finally began in January.

"Peaky is back and with a bang," Byrne said earlier in the year. “After the production delay imposed by the COVID pandemic, we find the family in extreme danger and the stakes have never been higher. We believe this will be the best series ever and we are sure our amazing fans will love it. »

Still, if plans to film the entirety of Peaky Blinders season 6 in less than three months lasted, which would mean that the filming is already complete, that does not mean that we can expect its imminent arrival.

In fact, the new seasons of the series require "another six months of editing", according to its director, so we're not sure season 6 will land anytime before the end of the year, with the start of 2022 being a year, remember this is a more likely date.

The Shelbys are back in business. Filming has begun on #PeakyBlinders Series 6. Read more: https://t.co/LLPzSrbhHt Photo taken by director Anthony Byrne during the filming of series 5. pic.twitter.com/1gOToza7fM 18 January 2021

Peaky Blinders season 6 plot and cast

Then, What do we know about Peaky Blinders in terms of its history?

Well, expect to see familiar faces piecing together the details Sir Oswald Mosely's failed assassination left on Tommy. Speaking of the clingy founder of Blackshirts, we learn from a BBC Sounds podcast that Sam Claflin will return for the role and that the first episode of season 6 is called "Black Day".

What can you tell me about Series 6? @Samclaflin and director Anthony Byrne join @Laurence_Moza for Obsessed With #PeakyBlinders, on BBC Sounds 🎧👉 https://t.co/eNACmYkRCk pic.twitter.com/8KIBswy3cWS September 24 2019.

Of course, we also hope to see Cillian Murphy return as Tommy, along with Shelby's other usual suspects. Sure, season 5 ended with the show's main character looking pretty distraught in a field with a gun to his head, but our money's on him living to fight another day.

These psychological disorders also triggered the ethereal appearances of his late wife, Grace Shelby, which is why we will likely see Annabelle Wallis again as well. Less clear is whether Tom Hardy will reappear as Alfie Solomons, following his miraculous return in season 5 after being shot in the head the previous season.

We know that Charlie Murphy, who played union leader Jessie Eden, will not be returning in season 6. “Yeah. I'm done, ”he told Digital Spy in March. "But it was very Funny".

Peaky Blinders season 6 release date cast history and

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But What about Michael's mysterious partner, Gina, played by Anya Taylor-Joy from The Queen's Gambit? Was the scheming couple behind the botched murder? Michael's offer to take over Shelby Company Ltd certainly raises our suspicions. Either way, we know we'll meet more of Gina's family in Season 6: Director Anthony Byrne told GQ in August 2019 that "Gina, and whoever her family is, will be introduced."

It looks like the dark machinations of the interwar elite will become clear next season, but when it comes to Gina in particular, "there's a lot to reveal about her next series she's a player, she's a manipulator. She started with a bigger plan," Byrne said.

He also confirmed, on the BBC's Obsessed With Peaky Blinders podcast, that Stephen Graham will make an appearance in season 6, but not like Al Capone, whom he played on the comparable series Boardwalk Empire. He was referenced as the Chicago mob boss at the end of Peaky Blinders season 5, so it makes sense for fans to jump to the conclusion.

In a particularly exciting rumor, Julia Roberts was also invited to join the cast of the series, although it is not known who she would play. "I don't know where this came from," Byrne told the BBC (via Esquire), "but yeah, I crossed my fingers on that."

As for Billy (Emmett J. Scanlan), who may or may not have been the person who betrayed Tommy and the gang at the end of season 5, Scanlan told Digital Spy that he hoped, if Billy was the rat, that he would hold out. the Blinders in the future. He also mentioned that the scripts for season 6 are "so solid. You won't be disappointed, I promise. Steven [Knight] is a master."

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After the sad passing of actress Helen McCrory, we also don't expect Aunt Polly to make a comeback in season 6.. During a question and answer session at BFI before his death, he was asked by showrunner Steven. Knight if Aunt Polly would survive to the end of the show. , to which he simply replied, "Yes."

McCrory had also previously expressed his desire to return for the final series, eager to "see it through to the end." It is unclear how the program will deal with this loss.

As for your scenario, we know that WWII will begin to weigh on the story of Peaky Blinders season 6. "Because of the nature of the decade, the 1930s, we know what happened at the end." This war has begun. they are rumors and rumors of war and that overshadows everything. It makes the stakes higher," Knight told the Press Association in 2020.

This period would correspond to the series' time jumps from season to season, with its first release in 1919 amid Birmingham's post-war lawless neighborhoods.

How far does it go, huh?

What comes after Peaky Blinders season 6?

Five Seasons and Peaky Blinders remains essential viewing. It's rare for a UK-made show to develop the credibility of a bigger-budget American drama., and it's no wonder that each season more and more big names appear.

In the UK, the number of viewers for new episodes has tripled since the show began, so don't be surprised if Peaky Blinders season 6 isn't the last we'll see from the Shelbys.

We know that next season will be the end of the series in its original form, but Knight has confirmed that "as the television series comes to an end, the story will continue in another form."

Could that mean a Peaky Blinders cinematic adventure in the near future? We wait.

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