Peaky Blinders Creator Steven Knight Says the Movie Filming Set to Start Later This Year

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight says the movie sequel is on its way.

Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders, rekindles excitement for a sequel film, hinting that the script is nearly complete and filming is slated for later this year.

In a recent interview with Radio Times, Knight gives fans a solid reason to be hopeful: the movie is progressing well and is expected to begin production soon.

Despite a long gap since the show’s last season on BBC One, Knight reveals he’s been diligently refining the screenplay. His creative journey, he describes, is like a disciplined dream—turning nebulous ideas into a polished script. He teases a departure from the series’ previous storylines for the film.

Knight, engaged in the last touches of the screenplay, compares his writing process to experiencing a dream, filled with spontaneous inspiration. His creative approach has led not only to the upcoming film but also to a ballet adaptation and potential Netflix series. With no signs of slowing down, Knight plans to kick off movie production by mid-2024.

The plot of the Peaky Blinders movie remains largely under wraps, hinted to continue directly from the series but with an unexpected twist. Set against the backdrop of World War II, similar to the series, Knight encourages audiences to anticipate a story that’s both new and nostalgically familiar.

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Set in Birmingham, England, the series follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family in the direct aftermath of the First World War. The fictional family is loosely based on a real 19th-century urban youth gang of the same name, who were active in the city from the 1890s.

Cillian Murphy stars as Tommy Shelby, the ambitious and cunning leader of the Peaky Blinders gang, who seeks to expand the family’s control and power, navigating the social hierarchies and political turmoil of the time. The show’s title refers to the gang’s practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their flat caps.

Since its debut in 2013, “Peaky Blinders” has gained critical acclaim for its writing, acting, and artful depiction of the interwar period, particularly noting its stylish cinematography and the powerful performance by its lead.

The series blends historical realities with fiction, characterized by its dark and dramatic narrative, and has spawned a cult following. Its influence has extended beyond television, impacting fashion, music, and popular culture.

The show concluded with its sixth season, wrapping up the Shelby family’s story while maintaining its gripping and atmospheric narrative.

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