PEAKY BLINDERS is set to end with a sixth and final season.
The BBC has confirmed that the period crime drama starring Irish actor Cillian Murphy, will end after the upcoming series, with production now finally underway on the final episodes.
It followers a year-long delay in work on the series due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Series creator and writer Steven Knight revealed the news with a statement issued on the official Peaky Blinders website.
While Knight confirmed that the end was in sight for the series, he also appeared to hint at a possible film spin-off to wrap up the story.
“Peaky is back and with a bang," Knight wrote.
“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.”
Production on the show appears to have resumed this week after a picture of Murphy sat with a make-up artist was posted to social media.
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— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) January 18, 2021
The Irish actor was pictured sporting the familiar Peaky Blinders haircut he has made famous as Birmingham gang leader Tommy Selby on the hit series.
With Peaky Blinders set to wrap-up in the next few months, there could be further speculation over Murphy potentially replacing Daniel Craig as the next James Bond.
The Irishman has been consistently linked with the role of 007 and a frontrunner has yet to emerge in the battle to replace Craig once he vacates the role.