Everything we know so far about Peaky Blinders season 6 (watch the trailer here)

‘By order of the Peaky Blinders’ (okay, not really), the BBC have revealed season 6 of the hit show will be coming to TV screens early next year, but it will be the last. While fans will be sad to hear there aren’t any more explosive, drama-filled seasons on the horizon, there is a Peaky Blinders film in the works, expected to pick up where season six will end.

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For now, the show will continue to follow the lives of the Shelby family in Birmingham. For those who haven’t already been sucked into the Peaky Blinders’ dedicated following, it’s full of drama, intensity, family politics and single-handedly put the Birmingham accent in a new light.

This is everything we know about the upcoming season so far…

Who will star in Peaky Blinders season 6 and what’s the plot?

Viewers know all too well that Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) struggles with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) from fighting in the First World War, which was covered in season five. We saw Tommy experience flashbacks and hallucinations, including that of his dead wife Grace, who tried to convince him to commit suicide.

The final episode of season five involved Tommy running towards Grace in a field, where she once again tries to convince him to go with her. In those tense final moments, Tommy holds a gun to his head and screams. But, we can guess that wasn’t the last of Tommy Shelby as he’s back for season six.

It’s expected that Oswald Mosley – the politician Tommy planned to assassinate – will be back, too. We also know that Tommy’s sister, Ada, returns and there is tension between them.

Other Shelby family members expected to make a comeback include Arthur, Finn and potentially Grace in the form of more hallucinations.

Alfie Solomon (played by Tom Hardy) is also back final season, as the BBC revealed. In the clip, Tommy says: ‘Alfie, I think I may have written your final act.’

Line of Duty‘s Stephen Graham is joining the cast for the new season, as well as Conrad Khan from Baptiste and The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy.

The full-length trailer, which was shared at the beginning of the new year, has only increased our excitement for the new series. Fascism is on the rise and Tommy endeavours to succeed in his political career, but it looks as though the Shelby brothers haven’t changed their violent ways.

Watch the trailer here:

Something that season six will have to deal with is the loss of Helen McCrory, who died in April 2021 from cancer. She played matriarch of the Shelby family Polly Gray, so we don’t know yet if her character was written into the script for the new season. Regardless, her absence will definitely be felt by fans.

When will it be available to watch?

Peaky Blinders will be airing on BBC One and available to stream on BBC iPlayer in ‘early 2022’. Keep checking back here for the exact date!

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