Peaky Blinders series three is due to air on BBC2 in May, chronicling more adventures for Cillian Murphy’s 1920s cap-wearing Brummie gangsters.
But RadioTimes.com understands that the production team have even greater ambitions for the drama, with talk of a Peaky movie circulating among the team.
“It’s early days but it’s being discussed as a definite possibility,” a source tells RadioTimes.com. “The show has international appeal and it is high octane with a lavish period look that would make it perfect for the big screen treatment.”
A spokeswoman for the production declined to comment on the rumours.
However we can at least be sure that Suspicions of Mr Whicher star Paddy Considine will be a new cast member for the BBC gangster drama’s third series.
“I am genuinely thrilled at the prospect of season three,” the show’s creator, Steven Knight, said of the new run. “I think it will be the best yet. Lots of things familiar but lots of things are new.”
Tom Hardy is already confirmed to reprise his role as Alfie Solomons, while regulars Murphy (crime boss Tommy Shelby), Helen McCrory (Aunt Polly) and Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby) are also returning.
Series three sees Shelby getting caught up in a more international conflict in the 1920s that puts his organisation and his family at risk.
“It’s the sign of a great show when by the second or third season it’s richer than ever” said Murphy. “The writing this year is the strongest it’s ever been. It’s off the charts.”
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.