‘Peaky Blinders’ creator discusses when the show will end

What does the future hold for the Shelby clan?

The creator of Peaky Blinders has revealed that the show will end after three more series.

Earlier this month, writer Stephen Knight confirmed that the hit historic crime drama had been renewed for two more seasons after the upcoming series five.

Now, Knight has revealed that this will mark the very end of the show to match the plotline he has in mind.


“My ambition is to make it a story of a family between two wars, so always I’ve wanted to end it with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939,” Knight told Digital Spy.

“It’ll take three more series [to reach that point].”

He also repeated the possibility of a Peaky Blinders movie – while a theatrical stage adaptation and a ballet are also in the works.

Earlier this year, it emerged that Tom Hardy “didn’t want” to have his character Alfie Solomons killed off in the last series of the show.

“I didn’t know that was coming,” said actor Paul Anderson – who plays Arthur Shelby in the show. “We were unsure… there was a whole thing about whether or not Alfie would live or die, or get shot or not. It was up for debate and discussion.”


“I know that Tom didn’t want to go,” Anderson added. “So there was this whole thing.”


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