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Peaky Blinders season 6: Release date, time, trailers, plot and news

Cillian Murphy is back as Tommy Shelby for the final season of the beloved Birmingham-set gangster drama.

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Published: Sunday, 3rd April 2022 at 11:32 am

It's finally here: after nine years and six seasons, Peaky Blinders will draw to a close with one final feature-length episode tonight.

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The finale will follow on from the shocking revelation surrounding the 'Black Cat' who betrayed the Peaky Blinders in the penultimate instalment, while it also looks like Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) will have to watch his back for the return of his cousin Michael Gray (Finn Cole).

Michael, who's been imprisoned for much of this run, has now been released and has sworn to kill Tommy – and with director Anthony Byrne revealing to RadioTimes.com that the last episode of Peaky Blindes is all about "revenge" it will be interesting to see if he succeeds in his mission.

Meanwhile, star Conrad Khan, who plays Tommy's illegitimate son Erasmus "Duke" Shelby, has promised that the Peaky Blinders "fanbase will be pleased" with the final episode adding that it was "really well crafted".

Previously, Sophie Rundle revealed to RadioTimes.com that the season won't have a "neat" ending, stating that it "keeps the world alive".

That will no doubt come as good news for fans, with Knight having previously confirmed that a film was in the works to be set after the events of the series finale.

Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby sitting in the House of Commons in Peaky Blinders
Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders season 6 episode 6 BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Robert Viglasky

Director Anthony Byrne previously told RadioTimes.com about the finale's runtime, noting: "It’s 81 minutes. We were like, 'F**k the 10 o'clock news.' It’s such a Peaky thing to do for the last hurrah. It’s the 10:22 news for one night only. Episode 6 is a feature-length episode.

"It feels very, very different to the rest of the season. It feels very, very different to anything that was done before, I would say. It's very epic in scope. It feels like a film. It's a kind of dry run for the feature film."

Peaky Blinders season 6 is also noteworthy for seeing the return of Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons, a character who showrunner Steven Knight promises will cause "chaos" in this final run of episodes.

He told RadioTimes.com: "I think it's difficult to explain without giving stuff away, but we might find Alfie in a position not quite as strong as he normally is. And the question is, can he build himself back up?"

Knight also revealed that Michael Gray "wants to kill" Tommy Shelby as their feud continues while speaking about the tribute to late star Helen McCrory – who tragically passed away last year – he said: "I think we've done it right."

And Knight has already been teasing what the movie's plot will entail, explaining to RadioTimes.com that "It's about a sort of untold story that happened in the Second World War, which Peakys are going to be involved in."

Sam Claflin and Amber Anderson as Oswald Mosley and Diana Mitford in Peaky Blinders
Sam Claflin as Sir Oswald Mosley with Amber Anderson as Lady Diana Mitford BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd./Robert Viglasky

The finale promises to be a final reckoning for the Shelby family as Tommy goes up against evil fascist politician Sir Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) once more in what will be sure to be a tense showdown.

As if that wasn't enough, Tommy also has to contend with issues in his own family, the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Boston gangsters, and his own demons and health issues.

Asked about whether we’ll see the show heading towards Tommy’s redemption, star Cillian Murphy said: “I think that’s what Steve was aiming for,” he says, “with loads of wrong turns along the way. But I don’t know. I’ll leave that to the court of public opinion. I don’t know if he’s been redeemed.”

He continued: “Duality is what I’m interested in, that thing of: how the f**k can he be such a sensitive, good father but commit this heinous f**king act? People are willing to spend an awful long time with characters who, if someone described them to you in daily life, you would say, ‘Keep that person away from me.’ Is it only in television that that exists?”

With all of that in mind, read on for everything you need to know about Peaky Blinders season 6, including new characters and storyline teasers – as well as the Peaky Blinders movie.

Peaky Blinders season 6 release date and time

Peaky Blinders season 6 premiered on Sunday 27th February 2022 at 9pm GMT on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK.

Episodes have been airing weekly on terrestrial television and been released on BBC iPlayer at the same time.

The series finale of Peaky Blinders is due to air tonight – on Sunday 3rd April 2022.

The month of the season's start date was finally confirmed by the broadcaster towards the end of January, including in adverts which were trailed in UK cinemas.

Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons in Peaky Blinders behind a music box
Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy) returns in the new episodes Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Matt Squire

Speaking to RadioTimes.com back in 2021, Peaky Blinders season 6 star Conrad Khan had speculated that the series would be released in February 2022.

“That comes out, from what I last heard – I mean, these things change so quickly – I think that will come out next February, the beginning of next year,” he said whilst promoting Baptiste series two.

This was also supported by an Instagram post from actor Paul Anderson who shared an image of himself with Cillian Murphy from filming the pilot of the series: "This is the first ever image of Tommy and Arthur.

"We picked these guns up for the first time 10 years ago, and next month we put them down for the last time!"

He added: "Coming soon... PEAKY BLINDERS SEASON 6... thank you to our amazing fans for waiting and for the incredible love over the last decade."

Conrad Khan as Duke Shelby in Peaky Blinders
Conrad Khan as Erasmus "Duke" Shelby in Peaky Blinders. BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Robert Viglasky

Filming previously got underway at the start of 2021, with The Bolton News reporting in April that various lead stars had been spotted filming at the picturesque Le Mans Crescent in Bolton.

Emmett J Scanlan (Billy Grade) also shared a black-and-white preview of the Peaky Blinders set in April 2021.

The UK was still in lockdown at the time, and Murphy has since revealed he was required to move only between set and his rented flat. "It wasn’t a very pleasant shooting experience,” he told Esquire, “for loads of different reasons.”

Filming officially wrapped back in June 2021, with cutting on the final episode finished in mid-November 2021.

However, there was “still a lot more to do” in November, according to director Anthony Byrne as we continued to wait, and wait, and wait some more for word on when the final chapter would make its debut.

Peaky Blinders season 6 was delayed by COVID-19.

The new episodes were written and had gone into pre-production prior to the pandemic taking hold, but filming had to be postponed in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

When will Peaky Blinders season 6 be released on Netflix?

Peaky Blinders season 6 will arrive on Netflix on 10th June 2022.

The season consists of six episodes and it is expected that all will arrive on Netflix at once.

Seasons 1 to 5 are all available to stream on both Netflix and BBC iPlayer now.

How many episodes of Peaky Blinders season 6 will there be?

Natasha O'Keeffe as Lizzie Shelby in Peaky Blinders
Natasha O'Keeffe as Lizzie Shelby in Peaky Blinders season 6

Every other season of Peaky Blinders has had six episodes apiece, and season six has followed that pattern.

As for what the episode titles will be, these are available below.

  1. Black Day - 27th February 2022
  2. Black Shirt - 6th March 2022
  3. Gold - 13th March 2022
  4. Sapphire - 20th March 2022
  5. The Road to Hell - 27th March 2022
  6. Lock and Key - 3rd April 2022

How will the series end?

Peaky Blinders season 6 review

Finn Cole sits shirtless as Michael Gray in Peaky Blinders
Finn Cole as Michael Gray in Peaky Blinders YouTube/BBC

The first reviews for the Peaky Blinders season 6 premiere have started to arrive, including RadioTimes.com's own verdict on the opening instalment.

Our very own Drama Editor, Abby Robinson, penned: "Steven Knight's conviction in this world coupled with myriad memorable performances and gloriously cinematic direction – season 5's Anthony Byrne has once again taken the reins on the latest instalment, making him the first director to return – fuses to create TV magic."

On the tragic absence of Helen McCrory, she added: " The way in which Knight has simultaneously paid tribute to McCrory the human being and the character of Polly is a breathtaking triumph. To go into any detail would be to dishonour the moment, but it is achingly poignant and tender, and you will be moved in a way that you won't yet have experienced at any point during Peaky Blinders' run."

However, the season has come in for criticism over the course of its run, with some complaining about the style and pacing.

In response, Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne had some comments to address this when speaking to RadioTimes.com.

"Season 6 is a character piece about the darkness of Tommy Shelby's soul and it's how far down is he going to have to go before he can get out," the director explained. "And will there be any left of him? That's what it is for me. And audiences who love the character will go with it because they're on a journey with this guy, with Tommy Shelby.

"There's always going to be an element of people who want just the same stuff, but we're not in it for that because it has to evolve, and it has to change. And it has to challenge the audience's expectations and take you on a far deeper experience than you're expecting to go."

Peaky Blinders season 6 cast

The confirmed Peaky Blinders season 6 cast members are as follows.

  • Cillian Murphy as Thomas "Tommy" Shelby
  • Natasha O'Keeffe as Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shelby (née Stark)
  • Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby
  • Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne (née Shelby)
  • Finn Cole as Michael Gray
  • Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Esme Shelby-Lee
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Gina Gray
  • Sam Claflin as Sir Oswald Mosley
  • Tom Hardy as Alfred "Alfie" Solomons
  • Ian Peck as Curly
  • Harry Kirton as Finn Shelby
  • Kate Phillips as Linda Shelby
  • Ned Dennehy as Charlie Strong
  • Benjamin Zephaniah as Jeremiah "Jimmy" Jesus
  • Emmett J Scanlan as Billy Grade
  • Packy Lee as Johnny Dogs
  • Daryl McCormack as Isiah Jesus
  • Neil Maskell as Winston Churchill
  • Charlene McKenna as Captain Swing/Laura McKee
  • Pauline Turner as Frances
  • Amber Anderson as Lady Diana Mitford
  • James Frecheville as Jack Nelson
  • Stephen Graham as Hayden Stagg
  • Conrad Khan as Erasmus "Duke" Shelby
  • Aneurin Barnard as Dr Holford

On 16th April 2021, the tragic news broke that Aunt Polly Gray actress Helen McCrory had died following a cancer diagnosis.

Murphy said that McCrory was his "closest colleague on Peaky" and that he was "in awe" of the way the actress lived her life.

"One of the finest actors I’ve ever worked opposite," he told The Guardian. "Any material, any scene... she made it special. She could do power and vulnerability, one after the other. She was just so cool and fun, and had such compassion for everyone she met. I was kind of in awe about how she lived her life – the way she balanced her work and her family so beautifully."

Murphy confirmed that McCrory had not filmed any new episodes prior to her tragic death.

Helen McCrory as Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders
Helen McCrory as Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders season 3 BBC

"Helen was the heart of that show and it was hard to make it without her. Really hard. There was this huge absence on the set. We all felt it. She died while we were shooting. She was too young. You can’t help but think of all the amazing roles she would have had."

Speaking to RadioTimes.com, creator Steven Knight revealed: "The loss of the human being, the loss of Helen is the tragedy. That's the thing. The loss of the character is infinitesimal compared to that. However, it's our job to deal with that.

"To begin with, Polly was in the series and then incrementally bit by bit, it became apparent that there was less and less she would be able to do. And so in the end, we'd reached a point where we knew that she couldn't be in it at all.

"And then you have to first of all deal with the consequences in terms of the story, taking a moment to deal with the loss of the character, but then knowing that that has a reflection in the real world with the loss of the person. So it was trying to balance all of that, and I think we've done it right."

The character of Polly Gray is written out of the series in the premiere of season 6, with fans praising how the show paid tribute to actress Helen McCrory.

Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby in Peaky Blinders
Paul Anderson is back as Arthur Shelby (C) Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd. - Photographer: Robert Viglasky

Cillian Murphy has returned in the role of Tommy Shelby, for which he has received widespread critical acclaim, while Sam Claflin has also reappeared as fascist politician Sir Oswald Mosley, though after the chaos of the season finale, his relationship with Tommy will have changed significantly.

Other main cast members to return include those playing the rest of the Shelby siblings: Paul Anderson as chaotic Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle as wise Ada Thorne, and Harry Kirton as youngest Finn Shelby.

Meanwhile, Aunt Polly's son Michael Gray has returned, played by Finn Cole, and has promised revenge against Tommy.

Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com ahead of the run, Steven Knight said: “I can't tell you [specifics about their relationship] but I'm sure you could imagine. It's not gonna go well."

Finn Cole as Michael Gray in Peaky Blinders season 6
Finn Cole returns as Michael Gray in the new episodes - but he will be friend or foe?

He added: "I like the complexity of what's happened with Michael, where he was plucked from this village, but he wanted to be plucked, he wanted to get out. And he's become Tommy and he admires Tommy [and] wants Tommy's approval, but he wants to kill him as well."

Meanwhile, Kate Phillips, who stars as Arthur's estranged wife Linda Shelby, has also returned this season. The character was last seen surviving being gunned down by Polly to stop Linda from killing Arthur.

In addition, we've also seen Tommy's wife Lizzie Shelby (Natasha O'Keeffe) return to the series.

Anya Taylor-Joy as Gina Gray sat on a couch in Peaky Blinders
Anya Taylor-Joy as Gina Gray in Peaky Blinders BBC/Robert Viglasky

Meanwhile, Gina Gray (Anya Taylor-Joy) appeared to persuade Michael to strike out on his own at the end of the fifth run, and she's been back this time, once again proving to be a thorn in Tommy's side.

Billy Grade (Emmett J Scanlan), "Uncle" Charlie Strong (Ned Dennehy), Curly (Ian Peck), Johnny Dogs (Packy Lee), Isiah Jesus (Daryl McCormack) and Jeremiah Jesus (Benjamin Zephaniah) have also all returned in season 6 as allies to the Shelby family.

Introduced in season 5, Irish actress Charlene McKenna also returned as IRA operative Captain Swing in the new episodes.

Likewise, season 6 saw the return of Tommy's sister-in-law Esme Shelby (played by Aimee-Ffion Edwards), whose husband John Shelby (Joe Cole) was killed in season four.

Edwards was spotted filming scenes for the new season (via The Independent) and appeared in the trailer.

Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Esme Shelby in a desolate wasteland
Esme Shelby-Lee (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) returns in the show's final season BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Robert Viglasky

And of course Tom Hardy has also returned for more drama as gangster Alfie Solomons, with the character set to appear again in the finale.

Animal Kingdom's James Frecheville has also joined the show as Jack Nelson, the powerful uncle of Gina Gray.

The character has powerful connections to politicians and high society in the US and is involved in the importing of liquor to the US. He made his debut in the second episode.

James Frecheville makes his debut as Jack Nelson in Peaky Blinders season 6
BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd./Robert Viglasky

Also making her debut in the second episode of the season, Black Mirror actress Amber Anderson joined the cast as real-life figure Lady Diana Mitford, the lover and later wife of Sir Oswald Mosley.

The identity of the character was finally confirmed when images were released previewing the season's second episode.

"There’s a great female character who is new, who is pretty dark," said director Anthony Byrne. "I haven’t seen a character like her in Peaky before."

Chatting to Digital Spy, he added: "She certainly gives Tommy a run for his money. She challenges him in a different way basically. She’s certainly not a protagonist and I don’t know if she’s an antagonist.

"It’s similar to [Oswald] Mosley… she has a similar ideology, and that’s challenging for any character, like I’ve said before… he or she, they don’t have guns or a gang, but they have an ideology that’s like a virus and it’s more dangerous than anything."

Amber Anderson as Diana Mitford in Peaky Blinders
Amber Anderson as Lady Diana Mitford in the sixth season of Peaky Blinders BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Robert Viglasky

Mosley married Diana Mitford (then Guinness) in 1936 after having met in 1932.

In 1934, Diana and her sister Unity visited Nazi Germany and were sociable with the Nazi high command, including Adolf Hitler himself. Diana later married Mosley in the home of Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels in 1936, becoming Diana, Lady Mosley.

Anderson revealed that she had been due to share scenes with the late Helen McCrory before the latter's tragic death.

"I looked up to her hugely as an actor," Anderson told Grazia. "I was supposed to have scenes with her but they had to be rewritten. Her absence was felt greatly on set by the cast and crew who’d had the good fortune to work with her over so many years.

"There was a sense that she had been a huge part of the lifeblood of the show and was missed, not just as a colleague, but also as a friend."

Line of Duty star Stephen Graham also joined the cast, portraying Liverpudlian docks worker Hayden Stagg.

Stephen Graham as Hayden Staggs in Peaky Blinders
Stephen Graham joins the cast as Hayden Stagg in Peaky Blinders season 6 BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Robert Viglasky

Speaking to RadioTimes.com in an exclusive interview, creator Steven Knight teased Graham's debut.

"I hope they'll be surprised. What I can say, he's from Liverpool," he said.

"And he's speaking in his own accent, which I think Stephen enjoyed."

But it wasn't always guaranteed that Graham would appear in Peaky Blinders.

He told Pound for Pound podcast last year that he had originally been set to start filming but the pandemic had delayed his role "indefinitely".

"I was supposed to be starting Peaky Blinders but that has been put on hold indefinitely. My agent spent a lot of time putting that together," he said.

Elsewhere, Gregory Fitoussi joined the cast as barman Jean Claude in the premiere episode of the season.

County Lines star and BAFTA EE Rising Star nominee Conrad Khan has also appeared in the new series as Erasmus "Duke" Shelby - the secret eldest son of Tommy Shelby.

Duke Peaky Blinders
Conrad Khan as Duke Shelby in Peaky Blinders season 6 BBC

The scripts for season six are "amazing", according to new cast addition Conrad Khan. He told NME that appearing in the series was a "dream come true".

Meanwhile, The White Queen star Aneurin Barnard also appears as Dr Holford - a medical professional who has major news for Tommy.

Although Tommy's first wife Grace was murdered during season three, we saw her return in season five to haunt her former husband and she even appeared in the season finale, with Tommy talking to her as he held a gun to his head in the final scene.

Annabelle Wallis, who plays Grace, hinted on Twitter that she may return for season six, writing that her supposedly deceased character "has some unfinished business".

Annabelle Wallis as Grace Shelby in Peaky Blinders
Will Annabelle Wallis return as Grace Shelby in Peaky Blinders? BBC

Will she be haunting Tommy again or is she somehow still alive? It's unlikely to be the latter but you never know!

Watch this space!

As for who will definitely not be back, Charlie Murphy has not returned as real-life Communist activist Jessie Eden, with the actress having confirmed that season five was the end of the line for her character who was previously a lover of Tommy's in the series.

Other characters who won't be returning are those who were killed off last season.

People who met grisly ends in the previous run included boxer Bonnie Gold (Jack Rowan), Ada's lover Colonel Ben Younger (Kinglsey Ben-Adir), WWI veteran Barney Thompson (Cosmo Jarvis), and Aunt Polly's love interest Aberama Gold (Aidan Gillen).

Is season 6 the last season of Peaky Blinders?

Yes, season 6 is the final season of Peaky Blinders, as confirmed by writer Steven Knight in January 2021.

Fans previously expected a sixth and seventh series – as previously suggested by Knight after the programme won a BAFTA for Best Drama Series, but that plan was scrapped.

However, the long-rumoured Peaky Blinders feature film is now confirmed to be happening and will likely serve as the conclusion to this iteration of the story - unless more movies are being considered afterwards, details on this are available above.

"It was always Britain between the wars – how the lesson from one war was not learned and was repeated," Knight told Empire of the show's conception.

"It’s also the end of empire: we enter the Second World War and by the end of it, there is no empire, really. But I… have revised the scope of what it is. It will now go into and beyond the Second World War. Because I just think the energy that is out there in the world for this, I want to keep it going, and I want to see how this can progress beyond that."

Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne in Peaky Blinders
Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne in Peaky Blinders Matt Squire/BBC

He added that the sixth season may be the final run of the television series but he sees it as the "end of the beginning" - suggesting its future lies in other formats, including films.

Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com, Ada Shelby actress Sophie Rundle has revealed that the season won't have a "neat" and "cookie-cutter" ending, stating that it "keeps the world alive".

Rundle revealed: "I think whatever life is had after the series, this will forever be the show, Peaky Blinders the box set. If you want to know what Peaky Blinders is, you watch series 1 to now.

"So that feels very moving, that whatever happens after this, it feels like we will be putting something to bed here. And this will be the legacy of Peaky. And I think people will enjoy it."

So, while you may mourn the end of the show when the final season airs, rest assured there is still some life in the Peaky Blinders yet.

Will there be a Peaky Blinders movie?

Talking about Peaky Blinders season 6, creator Steven Knight confirmed that the gangsters' movie spin-off was in the pipeline.

Chatting to Deadline, Knight said: “COVID changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie. That is what is going to happen.”

Knight later suggested a Peaky Blinders movie could could start filming as early as next year, and said he plans to take the story into the Second World War, which is further than initially intended.

"I just think the energy that is out there in the world for this, I want to keep it going, and I want to see how this can progress beyond that... I think of this sixth series as the end of the beginning," he told Empire magazine.

However, actor Murphy has since cast doubt on his involvement in a Peaky Blinders movie, revealing that he’s yet to sign on to any follow-up to the series.

Sam Claflin returns as Sir Oswald Mosley in Peaky Blinders season 6
Could Sir Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) be a threat in the film too? BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Robert Viglasky

In an interview with Esquire ahead of the launch, Murphy said of a Peaky Blinders movie: “Mmm, talk. I’m open to ideas. I think [Steven] wants to, but I haven’t read anything.”

Whether Murphy is just keeping his cards close to his chest remains to be seen.

Director Anthony Byrne told The Sunday Times: "Myself, Steve and Cillian are talking about it right now. It’s the next [job for us] and will continue the story of Tommy Shelby."

How much of the cast returns, however, remains to be seen, but creator Steven Knight confirmed that it would likely involve Tommy Shelby and his brother Arthur.

Neil Maskell as Winston Churchill in Peaky Blinders
Winston Churchill (Neil Maskell) seems like an obvious candidate to reappear in the film if it is set in World War II BBC/Robert Viglasky

Knight told Digital Spy: "It's impossible to say yet. But the film – yes.

"We're going to make a film – a feature film – which will move the world on, and then once we've moved the world on into the Second World War, we'll see where that takes us."

He added: "It's now a situation where the world... you know, around the world, the Peaky world, it's got so much energy, and so much following, and such a huge fanbase, that you think, 'Well, let's just carry on.' So we do."

Will there be a Peaky Blinders season 7?

Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) and Diana Mitford (Amber Anderson) in Peaky Blinders
Sir Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) and Lady Diana Mitford (Amber Anderson) in Peaky Blinders Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd./Robert Viglasky

As previously stated, despite this initially being the plan, there will not be a Peaky Blinders season 7.

The new sixth season will be the final run of the BBC crime drama series.

However, as previously stated, a feature-length outing for Tommy Shelby and the rest of the Peaky Blinders is in development.

Peaky Blinders season 6 trailer

A full trailer for Peaky Blinders season 6 was released by the BBC on New Year's Day 2022.

The footage teases some epic clashes for Tommy as he prepares to take on Mosley once again.

Other returning characters who feature in the trailer are Michael, Arthur, Ada, Lizzie, Esme and Gina Gray (Hollywood mega-star Anya Taylor-Joy).

It looks like Cillian Murphy really wasn't joking about the 'gothic' element of the final season - it looks very dark!

Watch the footage below.

Late last year, BBC One aired a teaser TV spot for Peaky Blinders' return in early 2022 that saw Tommy and Tom Hardy's Alfie Solomons engaged in a confrontation.

"I think I may have written your final act," says Tommy to Alfie.

The clip was captured by fan accounts on Twitter.

Meanwhile, an additional teaser clip was also released on Monday 13th December that teased Ada Shelby's role in the new episodes.

Ada warns Tommy in the clip: "Take a good look, Tom, because one of us isn't going to be here for long."

What could be causing Ada to warn her brother in this way?

We also have a teaser trailer featuring Stephen Graham in a mysterious role as Tommy approaches him for a conversation.

"I hear there are some men here from Birmingham looking for me," says Graham's character.

Just who is Line of Duty star Stephen portraying?

As the teasers continue to drop on social media, director Anthony Byrne has also shared a glimpse behind the scenes on the set of season 6.

What will be the plot for Peaky Blinders season 6?

“This final season of our beloved Peaky Blinders is going to be the best one yet," executive producer Caryn Mandabach told Deadline. "Steve’s uncanny ability to be prescient about world events is only matched by his ability to make Tommy Shelby the most indelible character of our times.”

The season 5 finale left us with many, many questions, chief among them being: what will Tommy Shelby do next?

He was last seen holding a gun to his head as he was anguished by failure and haunted by the ghost of his late true love, Grace (Annabelle Wallis), who was killed off back in the third season.

Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne in Peaky Blinders season 6

The official synopsis for episode 1 'Black Day' provided by the BBC reads: "Tommy sets off to North America, where the end of Prohibition brings new opportunities. But he faces new danger from an old adversary who is finally making his move."

Meanwhile, the synopsis for episode 2 'Black Shirt', provided by the BBC notes: "Tommy gets involved in a power game with fascists, freedom fighters and Boston gangsters. As the players plan to double-cross him, Tommy visits an old ally in Camden."

In the season six trailer, Mosley's fascist campaign is continuing to gain momentum, which means the Shelby patriarch has a hell of a job on his hands. Who's guessing that Mosley is that 'old adversary'?

Perhaps Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy) will be the ally that Tommy needs.

Concurrently, the synopsis for episode 3 'Gold', provided by the BBC continues: "Faced with devastating news, Tommy goes on a quest to discover who it was that placed a curse on his family. In Birmingham, Ada takes charge, and Arthur takes on some new recruits."

Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy) returns in the second episode of the season Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Matt Squire

Additionally, Mosley will likely be visiting Nazi Germany and also looks set to be accompanied this season by his lover - and future wife - Diana Mitford (Amber Anderson).

The continued rise of fascism looks set to be a major story point in the new episodes.

“It’s fortunate for me and unfortunate for the world that Peaky, as it makes its two or three year leaps, keeps hitting stepping stones that are very resonant of what’s going on,” Steven Knight told NME.

“In series six, we’ll be looking at 1934 and things are worse. The drum beat is getting louder, tensions are worse and Tommy is right in the middle of all that. Again, it will be an exploration of what was going on in the ‘30s and how certain things transpired.”

Sam Claflin and Amber Anderson as Oswald Mosley and Diana Mitford in Peaky Blinders
Sir Oswald Mosley and Lady Diana Mitford in Peaky Blinders season 6 BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Robert Viglasky

These themes look set to continue in the fourth episode of the season, titled 'Sapphire' which notes: "Tommy establishes a connection between crime and political power that could alter the course of history. He also receives life-changing news from an unexpected source."

What could this news be?

The official plot synopsis for episode 5, ominously titled 'The Road to Hell', reads: "In the light of extraordinary personal revelations, Tommy takes a course of action that will change everything. Meanwhile, his enemies’ plans start to fall into place."

Finally, the rather generic but ominous plot synopsis released by the BBC for the final episode of the show, titled 'Lock and Key' reveals: "A war veteran who fought in the trenches, Tommy Shelby has been a gangster, an entrepreneur, a captain of industry, a spy and ultimately a Member of Parliament."

Harry Kirton as Finn Shelby in Peaky Blinders season 6
Harry Kirton as Finn Shelby, who plays a larger role in the final two episodes of Peaky Blinders BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Robert Viglasky

It continues: "In the course of this odyssey, he has taken on numerous criminal organisations, business adversaries, foreign insurgents, and the British Establishment itself.

"Now, in the 1930s, as the clouds of the coming storm gather, he faces the consequences of his experiences and his actions."

Speaking to the BBC podcast Obsessed With Peaky Blinders, director Anthony Byrne also revealed: "Gina, and whoever her family are, will make themselves known."

But we do know that the Peaky Blinders set has had a revamp after Byrne revealed the Garrison pub has been redesigned with a new black and gold colour scheme - the significance of which will apparently become clear.

We do like the new look, we have to say!

Will there be any Peaky Blinders spin-off series?

Paul Anderson and Sophie Rundle in Peaky Blinders season 6
Paul Anderson and Sophie Rundle in Peaky Blinders season 6 BBC

Well, it seems that there is the potential for Peaky Blinders to return after this final season in the form of spin-off series.

When discussing the end of the show with the BBC, creator Steven Knight commented: "We just felt, also with the loss of Helen [McCrory], that it all seemed to be pointing towards doing what I'm calling ‘the end of the beginning.’ Let’s end the beginning, then let's do the film. And then let's see where we go in terms of spin-offs."

Who could we see getting their time in the spotlight? We could see a series focused on other members of the Peaky Blinders gang away from the Shelbys or maybe move location to the US?

Will Peaky Blinders season 6 have any celebrity cameos?

Well, there's no certainly shortage of famous faces who have expressed a desire to appear in the series. Snoop Dogg, Samuel L Jackson and Brad Pitt are just a handful of the show's numerous A-list fans.

That said, we suspect that the pandemic may have scuppered any plans to bring another huge international face into the fold – and with so much left to resolve in the final series, it's unlikely that there would be time for these roles to be more substantial than a brief appearance.

Additionally, with major new cast members in the form of James Frecheville, Amber Anderson, Conrad Khan, Aneurin Barnard and Stephen Graham, any potential cameos would really need to be tiny!

Peaky Blinders on the cover of the Radio Times

Peaky Blinders season 6 left us so excited that Cillian Murphy was the cover star of Radio Times magazine in the issue on sale from Tuesday 22nd February 2022.

Cillian Murphy on the cover of Radio Times
Cillian Murphy on the cover of Radio Times

In the issue, actress Natasha O’Keeffe reveals that she is still a victim of imposter syndrome, despite having played Lizzie Shelby (née Stark) for almost a decade.

Meanwhile, Steven Knight discusses paying tribute to Helen McCrory and Cillian Murphy himself teases what fans can expect from the new episodes during an interview with Adrian Chiles.

However, in case that wasn't enough, Cillian Murphy was the cover star once again for the issue that went on sale on Tuesday 29th March 2022 to mark the final episode of Peaky Blinders, titled Lock and Key.

Cillian Murphy on the cover of Radio Times for Peaky Blinders
Cillian Murphy on the cover of Radio Times for Peaky Blinders

The magazine sees an interview with showrunner and creator Steven Knight where he discusses the show's past, present and future and what could be next for Tommy Shelby.

We can't wait to see what everyone thinks of the final episodes.

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