Peaky Blinders fans were sent into a frenzy when director Anthony Byrne finally confirmed series six of the hit BBC drama has officially gone into pre-production. Furthermore, taking to his official Instagram account, Anthony shared an image of the front page of the production script. He accompanied his post with the caption, “We are in pre-production on Season 6. More to come..”
The image dropped subtle revelations for fans to pour over; it was headed with the Peaky Blinders logo and Series VI episode one was written underneath, which was titled “Black Day.”
While many are speculating as to what black day could mean, others took a closer look. “ Written by Steven Knight” is seen but slightly blurred, most noteworthy is the last few words which hint at what’s to come or when. But you can never be too sure with what the writers and producers have in store for the Peaky Blinders.
Does Season 6 Have A Release Date?
Although Peaky Blinders Season 6 doesn’t yet have an official release date, Anthony has also previously stated that we can expect it to air in early 2021. The sixth season will pick up from the end of season five, where Tommy was left holding a gun to his head in a field after suffering from PTSD from World War I.
What We Can Expect
Season 6 is supposed to end with the beginning of World War II. It will proceed to pan across a few years and demonstrate the rise of fascism. Creator of the series Steven Knight said in an interview, “We’ll be looking at 1934, and things are worse, and Tommy is right in the middle of all that. Again, it will be an exploration of what was going on in the ’30s and how certain things transpired.”