Peaky Blinders season five only wrapped filming earlier this month but already, the show’s creator Steven Knight is about to start writing season six.
In an interview with Slate, via NME, Knight revealed the exciting news – first sharing just how important the show’s origin story is to him.
“Peaky is a very personal thing for me because it’s based on stories that I was told as a kid by my parents,” Knight said. “At the very beginning, I tried to have other writers involved but it just didn’t work. There’s no writers room, or any other writer involved. I write everything from beginning to end. Maybe it’s just me not being able to let go of something, especially with Peaky. I can’t let it go.”
“I’m about to start writing season six now and if all the wheels fall off, or it goes horribly wrong, there’s probably people that will say something [about his writing process],” he continued. “But at this moment, it has its own logic and momentum. Right now, it feels as if the characters are just writing themselves.”
In season four, which premiered in 2017, the Shelby clan went face to face with Italian-American mob boss Luca Changretta, played by Adrien Brody.
The official synopsis for season five reads:
Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.
New faces Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Anya-Taylor Joy (Split) recently joined the cast which includes Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, and Natasha O’Keeffe.
Upon wrapping production on season five, the gang celebrated with a group piccie.
That’s a wrap! By order of the #PeakyBlinders cast and crew.
Photo by @RobertViglasky pic.twitter.com/kv5K3XDPf6
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) January 18, 2019
Season five of Peaky Blinders will premiere on BBC One later this year.