'Peaky Blinders' will air its sixth and final season at some point in 2022. Creator of the series Steven Knight has already said this won't be the end for Tommy Shelby and the gang though, as a feature film will follow the series climax.

Knight has spoken in the past about 'Peaky Blinders' spin-offs as well and his latest comments about the conclusion of the series reiterate that there's much more to come.

Speaking to Empire, the showrunner spoke about how World War II provides a backdrop to season 6 - just as the traumas of World War I haunted the characters in season 1.

Knight says: "It was always Britain between the wars – how the lesson from one war was not learned and was repeated.

"It’s also the end of empire: we enter the Second World War and by the end of it, there is no empire, really."

He also commented that his idea for how the 'Peaky Blinders' story will end has somewhat evolved.

Knight comments: "But I… have revised the scope of what it is. It will now go into and beyond the Second World War.

"Because I just think the energy that is out there in the world for this, I want to keep it going, and I want to see how this can progress beyond that."

Steven Knight generally "think[s] of this sixth series as the end of the beginning."

His comments come in the wake of the news that 'Peaky Blinders' is getting adapted into an all-dancing musical show for the stage. Yes, really.