The next season of 'Peaky Blinders' will see the story of the Shelby family draw to a close.

The filming of season six was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has now resumed, says a post on the official Peaky Blinders Instagram profile.

It reads: "The Shelbys are back in business. Series 6 of #PeakyBlinders has begun filming."

A statement from creator and writer Steven Knight meanwhile reads: "Peaky is back and with a bang.

"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's final words seem to indicate that there will be a spin-off or final movie, in the vein of the 2019 'Deadwood' movie or 'Breaking Bad's 'El Camino', at some point in the future.

Anthony Byrne, who directed season five, is back at the helm for the sixth.


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Executive producer Caryn Mandabach added: "Along with our wonderful, supportive partners at BBC and Netflix, we have been working diligently to ensure we can get 'Peaky’ safely back into production; the safety of our cast and crew is always our priority.

"Thank you to all the 'Peaky' fans who have been so unwaveringly supportive and patient.

"Steve's scripts are incredible and mark the end of an epic story that has entranced audiences since it first started in 2013, but the world of ‘Peaky Blinders’ will most definitely live on."

We'll now see the end result of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his family's rise to power against the backdrop of working-class Birmingham, after they've been betrayed by their allies at the end of season five.

Regulars Murphy, Helen McCrory, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole and Paul Anderson are all expected to return. So too are Anya Taylor-Joy, Sam Claflin and Tom Hardy.