Peaky Blinders series 6 release date confirmed - and we don't have long to wait

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15 Feb 2022, 10:16

Credit: BBC

Credit: BBC

We finally have the release date for the beloved period drama - and it's sooner than you think!

The official Peaky Blinders Twitter has confirmed the release date for the sixth and final series is Sunday 27th February!

In the video announcing the news on social media, professional spray paint artists draw the infamous Tommy Shelby on the side of a building in the show's home of Birmingham.

The time-lapse clip shows Tommy coming to life on the bricks before revealing that all-important air date.

The tweet itself reads: "The Shelbys are back in business. Watch the final series of #PeakyBlinders on @BBCOne and @BBCiPlayer from 27 February."

Don’t worry too much if you’re dreading the idea of losing Peaky Blinders after its final series hits screens, as TV bosses are reportedly bringing out even more Peaky content to keep fans going. 

According to The Sun, the BBC is planning to bring out a new BBC Two documentary looking into the real-life gangsters who inspired show creator Steven Knight. 

The two-episode special will reportedly coincide with the final episodes and focus on the tribal life that occurred back in 1800s Birmingham. 

A TV source told the publication: “This will be a treat for devotees of the drama, some of whom may not have been aware that it was based on a true story.

“Though the gangs which inspired the Shelby clan are different in many ways, the similarities are fascinating and in many cases quite shocking.

“The documentary is a fitting way to help mark the end of the Peaky Blinders TV phenomenon which has hooked viewers for the past nine years.”

Writer and creator Steven has previously said the popular series was loosely based on the original ‘peaky blinders’ gang who operated in the same industrial corner of Birmingham from the 1880s to the 1910s. 

The paper also reports that Steven’s own upbringing in Birmingham will be explored through interviews.