Cillian Murphy's Peaky Blinders is definitely one of the best shows of the last few years, but they do like to make us wait for it. The first six-episode series debuted in September 2013, while the second came the following year in October, however the third season wasn't until earlier this year, and now it's looking like it will be another 12 months until the fourth.
Cillian Murphy told The Birmingham Mail that they won't start shooting the next series until March, and given that they began filming season three in January of this year and it took until May for it to air, we're assuming that we're looking at September 2017 at the earliest for the next season.
It was confirmed earlier in the year that the BBC drama would return for two more runs, and there may even be a movie in the works, although Murphy isn't sure how he would feel about that; "I'm sort of ambivalent about it. I'm sort of like, 'Eh, yeah, I don't know, I'm not sure.'
"I love the idea sort of theoretically, but it has to come at the right time, you know? You can't alienate the beautiful democratic thing of television where everyone just watches it."
He said it was a 'sexy idea' though and that he will reserve "judgement until the idea is presented to [him]".
Murphy also talked about the popularity of the show saying; "The success of it is down to really great writing. People in America love it, people in Australia love it, people in Poland love it - it's mad."
You can catch the first couple of seasons on Netflix if you've yet to get hooked, or you know, re-watch it if you can't stand the wait for the next series.