Peaky Blinders: Steven Knight Says Movie Might Lead to TV Spinoffs
In a recent interview with Variety, creator Steven Knight has opened up about the future of his acclaimed BBC drama Peaky Blinders as he hopes to continue to build and expand the franchise. He revealed that the upcoming final season and movie might open new doors for potential TV spinoffs as he believes that there is still more story left to tell within the Peaky Blinders universe.
“We are in development,” Knight said on the film’s current progress. “It’s a fully formed idea and it has a beginning, middle, and end. And I think it’s going to be a fitting conclusion to the story told so far, but from it, there will be things I don’t really call spinoffs, but there will be other TV shows that I hope will come out of [it], that will continue to tell the story of this part of society and this family.”
Peaky Blinders is set in the lawless streets of Birmingham as it tracks the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament. This new season finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will impact not only the future of his family but that of the entire nation.
Along with Murphy, some of the returning cast members include Helen McCrory (Skyfall) as Polly Gray, Paul Anderson (The Revenant) as Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard) as Ada Thorne (Shelby), and Finn Cole as Michael Gray. New cast members include Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Gina Gray, Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread) as Jimmy McCavern, Neil Maskell (In Darkness) as Winston Churchill, and Sam Claflin (The Nightingale) as Oswald Mosley.
The final season of the Peaky Blinders will be directed by Anthony Byrne (In Darkness) from a script written by Steven Knight with Nick Goding set as a producer. Executive producers are Caryn Mandabach, Steven Knight, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Anthony Byrne and Cillian Murphy along with BBC’s Tommy Bulfin and Tiger Aspect’s Lucy Bedford.