Peaky Blinders creator shares exciting update on Tommy Shelby film

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Peaky Blinders has won itself a cult following over the past 10 years with viewers obsessed with the tragically charming Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy). BBC viewers had to wait three years for the sixth and final season to air and were not disappointed by the shocking and violent end of the Shelby story as we know it. Of course, this isn’t quite the end as it had already been confirmed a Peaky Blinders movie was in the works.

Talk has been surrounding the eagerly anticipated Peaky Blinders film for quite some time.

Creator Steven Knight has remained tight-lipped regarding its process until recently when he said at the BFI London Film Festival: “I am going to write the feature which will be set in and shot in Birmingham.

“And that will probably be the sort of the end of the road for Peaky Blinders as we know it.”

He has since stated exactly when work will begin on the movie and it is a lot sooner than fans may think.

According to, production on the Peaky Blinders film will commence in October 2023.

So this could set up the drama nicely for a 2024 release date if there are no delays to its schedule.

Progress is being made as a whole with Knight recently launching the construction of a new film and TV studio.

This is where the Peaky Blinders, among other projects, is going to be brought to life.

Work has begun on the new multi-million-pound studio in Birmingham which is going to put the city on the world of entertainment’s map.

Not only will it create more than 700 jobs, but it is also going to add £30m to the local economy and house Knight’s new BBC drama as well as the Tommy Shelby film, according to The Guardian.

He told the publication: “I want to launch [the studio] with the Peaky Blinders movie for obvious reasons but we’ve got a fantastic pipeline of productions.”

Knight couldn’t reveal what else is being made but said “there’s some absolutely brilliant stuff coming our way”.

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Following the global success of Peaky Blinders, Knight has been working on an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.

He said it was the parallel between himself and the character of Pip which drew Knight to want to retell the classic tale.

Knight told “The thing that appealed to me initially is that it’s about a blacksmith’s [adoptive] son who doesn’t want to be a blacksmith.”

He continued: “And that’s what I am. My dad was a farrier and he wanted me to be a farrier. I couldn’t do it, so I did something else.

“When I started doing the job aged ten, I really wanted to be good at it, but I wasn’t.

“There is a parallel between Pip and myself, in that you are given this destiny that you don’t eventually follow, but Pip was much more self-aware than me, much more driven.”

Peaky Blinders is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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