Shelby family looking sharp with Thomas leading the pack

Peaky Blinders Season 6: Your Razor-Sharp Stop for The Gangsters of Birmingham

The end of Peaky Blinders season 5 left much of the world wanting more. After the much-acclaimed season 4 and the Luca Changretta storyline, fans wondered how the show will bring up itself and what was in store for them for season 5. Season 5 continued the upward trend of the show and maintained its quality, more or less, to keep the fans of the show hooked to their screens whenever Thomas Shelby made an appearance. The end of season 5 was no different from season 4, with the fans still wanting more of the Birmingham gang. BBC confirmed that a sixth season would be coming soon. The question is, when? Let us find out.

Michael and Gina in their element at the pub

When Will Peaky Blinders Season 6 Premiere?

In an ideal world, we should have already been immersed in the story of Thomas Shelby and the gang. The world right now, however, is far from ideal. The previous schedule that the showrunners had planned left something out. What was it? The Coronavirus Pandemic! The pandemic has greatly disrupted all and any schedules the show had. The shooting for season six was stopped on the 23rd day of its 78-day schedule.

Fans aren’t the only ones who are disappointed by this delay, though. In an Instagram Q&A, director Anthony Byrne quite plainly stated that he did not know when the show would resume. The director said the shooting would hopefully start by November 2020 or early 2021 and that a 2022 release date would be “achievable.” The director also shared a message from the much-beloved actor Cillian Murphy. “Sending love and fortitude to Peaky fans everywhere. We will be back as soon as we can, I promise, causing chaos and knocking heads as usual,” Murphy said. This message from the actor is sure to keep the fans on the edge of the seat, waiting for the new series.

Series director Anthony Byrne explaining the shot to actor Cillian Murphy

What Should We Expect from Season 6 – Our Thoughts

There is no need to say that season 5 ended, leaving our hearts in our hands. That image of Thomas Shelby pointing a gun at his own head left an aftertaste that was both nervous and exciting. Thomas’s toughest betrayals came to him in season 5 with Michael Gray (Finn Cole), revealing his plans to take over Tommy’s empire. Amidst a flurry of personal and professional relationships being withered down step by step, it would be interesting to see what Tommy does in season 6. The Return of Alfie Solomons, the Jew who has gotten closer to hearts, thickens the plot further.

We believe that Tommy will again try to assassinate Oswald Mosley or face the dire consequences of a failed assassination. Season 5 developed Oswald Mosley as the main antagonist to Thomas Shelby, and we think that season 6 will follow suit with more characters to up the scale. With the Gangster family more divided than ever, will Thomas receive the support from his family that has kept him going? Or will the lack of it drive Thomas Shelby insane? We sure can’t wait to find out.