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Peaky Blinders creator reveals how the show will end

If Tommy dies there will be riots

Peaky Blinders creator reveals how the show will end
18 January 2017

With the recent announcement that filming for the new season of the hit gangster drama show Peaky Blinders will begin in March/April for an October/November air date, and that a fifth season has already given the green light by the BBC, we’re now being treated to some more groundbreaking info – how the show will come to an end.

We know what you might be thinking: “what the f*ck?! It’s still got two seasons! Why are we talking about this!?” But, during a recent interview with Radio Times, Steven Knight has revealed he envisaged a fittingly poignant and end.

Talking about when he sees the story concluding, the creator said “Never say never, but we feel that [series] five may be the last. We don’t know for sure. We will see how we feel about it. Peaky is one of those things everybody loves, and the response has been so magnificent on both sides of the Atlantic.

“I have got the end in my mind; whether that happens at the end of five is the question. I want it to end when the first air raid siren sounds in Birmingham.

“It is a story of a family between two world wars. It begins in 1919 when they have just come back from the war and the family’s journey is towards legitimacy and respectability and to leave their past behind. The big question of the whole series is this: is that possible?”

But don’t take Knight’s thoughts as gospel, as the creator of the current Tom Hardy drama Taboo revealed last year that’s he’s also keen on making a feature film about the flatcap wearing gangsters.

So if you ever see him in the street, make sure you go up to him and demand he make a movie and say the below...

He’ll love that. Trust us.