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The British crime series starring Cillian Murphy is currently in production for its final season

By Ruth Kinane
January 18, 2021 02:50 PM
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Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby) in Peaky Blinders | Series 5 (BBC One) | Episode 04
Credit: MATT SQUIRE/BBC ONE

The Shelby family's rule is coming to an end.

On Monday, the BBC announced that Peaky Blinders will end after its upcoming sixth season. Created by Steven Knight and starring Cillian Murphy, the British period crime series follows Tommy Shelby (Murphy) and his family's exploits in 1920s Birmingham. After premiering in 2013, the show gained popularity when it began streaming on Netflix.

"Peaky is back and with a bang," said Knight in a statement. "After the enforced production delay due to the COVID pandemic, we find the family in extreme jeopardy and the stakes have never been higher. We believe this will be the best series of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it. While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form."

Knight previously told Entertainment Weekly that a movie continuation of the story was "certainly a strong possibility."

Production on the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders is currently underway in accordance with government guidelines, as the global pandemic continues.

This story originally appeared on ew.com