It looks like the 'Peaky Blinders' film is due to start shooting in 18 months time.

'Peaky Blinders' will officially be done and dusted after the feature, which follows the sixth and final season of the series.

Steven Knight, who created the series, confirmed the news while speaking at a BFI London Film Festival panel.

He announced that shooting on season 6 is complete and editing is almost finished.

Fans can look forward to the final episodes of the crime drama in spring 2022.

Knight told Variety that the film will go into production in 2023.

At the panel, he said: "And then I am going to write the feature which will be set in and shot in Birmingham.

"And that will probably be the sort of the end of the road for 'Peaky Blinders' as we know it."

He added that there could be "shows related" to the 'Peaky Blinders' universe in the future, preferring not to use the term spin-offs.

Knight said that he may not necessarily supervise these projects, as he'd prefer to "pass on the baton."

'Peaky Blinders' regulars Cillian Murphy, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole and Paul Anderson are all expected to return for season 6; so too are Anya Taylor-Joy, Sam Claflin and Tom Hardy.

One of the stars of the series, Helen McCrory, passed away last April.