The official Peaky Blinders Twitter account has shared a first look photo of Paul Anderson’s Arthur Shelby in the series’ upcoming sixth season. The new photo follows the recent first look at Natasha O’Keeffe’s return as Lizzie in Season 6, as well as the announcements that Rebecca Keatley (The CBeebies House Show) and Stephen Graham (Snatch) have joined the cast for the final season.
You can check out the new photos of Anderson and O’Keeffe below:
Paul Anderson returns as Arthur Shelby in #PeakyBlinders series 6.
Robert Viglasky pic.twitter.com/Qc9FJPVwaK
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) May 14, 2021
Natasha O’Keeffe returns as Lizzie in #PeakyBlinders series 6.
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) April 15, 2021
Season 6 has been in production since January 18, but it doesn’t sound like the story of the Shelby family will end there. Creator Steven Knight confirmed that he is still planning to produce a Peaky Blinders movie once the series comes to a close, saying that his “plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie.” Knight added that the final season and movie could open new doors for potential TV spinoffs as he believes there is still more story left to tell within the Peaky Blinders universe.
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. The fifth 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 the late 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. New cast members include James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom), Conrad Khan (The Hunstman: Winter’s War), and Amber Anderson (Emma.).
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. Peaky Blinders, from Caryn Mandabach Productions, is co-produced with Tiger Aspect Productions and distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.
The first five seasons are available to stream now on Netflix.