Peaky Blinders Movie Announcement: Is It Happening? When will it Release?

Last night (June 4), Netflix announced that Cillian Murphy is returning to the world of Peaky Blinders in a film adaptation of the streamer’s acclaimed series. In the post, Netflix wrote: “Tommy Shelby returns. A Peaky Blinders Film starring Cillian Murphy is coming to Netflix”.

It is unknown whether the forthcoming film will be called A Peaky Blinders Film or if that is the movie’s working title.

The post also includes a heartfelt quote from Murphy, who said: “It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me… It is a true honor to be recollaborating with the talented Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders. This one is for the fans.”

1. Is there a release date for the Peaky Blinders Movie?

A release date for Netflix’s Peaky Blinders has yet to be announced, with Deadline Hollywood reporting that production is set to begin later this year. It will be written by Steven Knight and directed by Tom Harper.

Peaky Blinders Movie Announcement
Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders | Source: IMDb

2. Who will star in the movie? What will be the movie about?

While plot details and other cast members are being kept under wraps, Steven Knight revealed to Deadline that the film is being set during the tumultuous period of World War II.

Knight added about the film: “I’m genuinely thrilled that this movie is about to happen. It will be an explosive chapter in the Peaky Blinders story. No holds barred. Full-on Peaky Blinders at war.”

Tom Harper added: “When I first directed Peaky Blinders over 10 years ago, we didn’t know what the series would become, but we did know that there was something in the alchemy of the cast and the writing that felt explosive.

Peaky has always been a story about family — and so it’s incredibly exciting to be reuniting with Steve and Cillian to bring the movie to audiences across the world on Netflix.”

Speaking to NME earlier this year, Knight said of the movie: “I think the film is gonna be a step up again, and it’s gonna be great that Peaky fans can meet in one place and watch it. The budget will be bigger, but also because we know we’re ending this chapter, we’re all going to try to do our best.”

The streaming site is also said to be working on two different spinoffs simultaneously with characters from the crime drama.

One is about the Shelby gang and their activities in Boston, and another is said to be a prequel focusing on the life of a young Polly Gray, the character who was performed by Helen McCrory.

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3. About Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a British period crime drama television series created by Steven Knight. Set in Birmingham, England, the series follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family and their leader Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) in the direct aftermath of the First World War.

The fictional family is loosely based on a real urban youth gang of the same name, active in the city from the 1890s to the early 20th century. It stars Cillian Murphy, Sam Claflin, Aidan Gillen, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Finn Cole, and Tom Hardy

Netflix, under a deal with Weinstein Company and Endemol, acquired the rights to release the show in the United States and around the world. In January 2021, it was announced that the sixth series would be the last, followed by a spin-off film. The final series was broadcast in 2022.

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