The release date for the sixth season of Peaky Blinders has finally been announced, with the Shelbys returning to our screens for the last time. The final instalment was delayed due to the pandemic, with the release date for the Birmingham-based crime drama having been teased on numerous occasions.
Director Anthony Bryne shared a teaser clip in November, captioning the post saying; ‘we’re coming for you sooner than you think.’ Plenty of speculation was circling when this might be, but at last, it was revealed that it will return on Sunday 27th February. Each episode will be airing weekly on Netflix from that date. Unfortunately, Helen McCrory will not be present, having tragically passed away of cancer last year aged 52.
McCrory played matriarch Polly Gray, with main character Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby) saying that it was really difficult to make the show without her. ‘She would have been in series six if the pandemic hadn’t put everything on hold’ he had said.
‘We were just five days away from shooting in March 2020 when the lockdown was announced. Helen was the heart of that show and it was hard to make it without her. There was a huge absence on the set. We all felt it. She died while we were shooting.’ The new series will also be welcoming Stephen Graham to the cast, while Tom Hardy’s character Alfie Solomons will also be returning to the how. So set your reminders for one last ride of Peaky Blinders!