Peaky Blinders Season 6: Release Date, Cast & Story Details


Last Updated: November 27, 2019

Peaky Blinders season 6’s release is what fans are looking forward to now that season 5 has come and gone. Created and written by Steven Knight, the latest installment of the series released in August 2019 on BBC and in October 2019 on Netflix. Peaky Blinders season 5 was directed by Anthony Byrne.

Peaky Blinders stars Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, a politician and the leader of a Birmingham crime family. During Peaky Blinders season 5, Tommy and company attempt to recoup money lost during the 1929 stock market crash, “Black Tuesday”, and are ultimately forced into a partnership with fascist Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin), a real-life historical fascist leader. Peaky Blinders season 5 also shows Tommy struggling with memories of his late wife, Grace (Annabelle Wallis) and constantly plotting to retain his “crown“.

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The Peaky Blinders season 5 finale ends on a dark note, one that teases an uncertain future in 1930s Manchester, and promises lots of intriguing developments for season 6. Thankfully, creator Knight has already confirmed that Peaky Blinders has been renewed for season 6, and might also return for season 7. Here’s everything we expect from Peaky Blinders season 6.

Peaky Blinders Season 6 Release Date Info

An official release date for Peaky Blinders season 6 has yet to be announced by either BBC One or Netflix, however, we do know that filming is set to begin sometime early in 2020. Based on past history, Peaky Blinders season 6 isn’t likely to premiere until summer 2021 or later. So, a realistic timetable is that Peaky Blinders season 6 will premiere in May 2021 on the BBC, air through June, and then release in July on Netflix.


Peaky Blinders Season 6 Cast

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders

Since season 5 ended on a cliffhanger, Peaky Blinders is expected to see the return of all the major players in the current storyline, or at least the ones still alive. There’s an exception to be made of course for Annabelle Wallis, who has continued to appear as Tommy’s hallucinations of his dead wife Grace. Former Boardwalk Empire star Stephen Graham has been confirmed to join the Peaky Blinders cast, but it’s unclear who he’ll play, or if he’ll come aboard in season 6 or season 7.

Peaky Blinders Season 6 Story Details

Sam Claflin in Peaky Blinders Season 5 Netflix

Peaky Blinders season 5 ends with Tommy’s failure to assassinate Mosley. He muses about the possibility that he’ll never defeat the intellectual fascist, and seems to realize that the times are indeed changing. Naturally, Tommy feels a bit paranoid, and the final sequence shows him seeing a vision of Grace, just before screaming out with a pistol pressed against his head.


Moving forward, Tommy can rely on familial loyalty, but it’s clear that the old ways of doing business are dying, evidenced by Michael’s proposal to restructure the family’s business structure. In Peaky Blinders season 6, Tommy’s family and friends will likely question his leadership, and possibly even his sanity. As various enemies re-emerge and new threats arise, Tommy must decide if he indeed wants to be Tommy Shelby, leader of the Peaky Blinders, or if he wants to be “Mr. Jones,” a has-been using a dead man’s name, all for the sake of good business. Chances are that Tommy will find a way to sustain power in Peaky Blinders season 6.


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