​'Peaky Blinders' Creator Hints That There Could Be A Movie Coming

We've all been having Peaky Blinders withdrawal symptoms since series four wrapped up - and we found out we had quite the wait in store for the fifth season, which won't be gracing our screens until 2019.

But by the sounds of things, the creators will be making it up to us for that long wait, suggesting that there could be not only three more series for us to sink our teeth into, but also a movie.

Speaking last night at the Virgin TV BAFTAs - where Peaky Blinders scooped awards for Best Drama, Best Director in Fiction and Best Photography and Lighting - writer Steven Knight explained how he envisages the popular show coming to an end.

He said: "I've wanted to end it with the first air raid siren in 1939.

"It will take three series to get there."

Having previously said that he doesn't think there needs to be a season six, the fact that he now feels it warrants another three series is brilliant news.

Knight also said that he'd been approached with the idea of a film - adding that if he did it, he wouldn't want to wait until the series had wrapped, which of course means it could be on its way sooner rather than later. Great news!


Knight said: "We've been approached to do all kinds of things: a ballet, a musical.

"A movie would be great but I don't want to do it at the end. Maybe between series."

While there's 'not gonna be any Al Capone' in the next series - which is a shame, but hey, you can't have it all - he did hint towards some other big cameos to look out for in the next season.

"Too many famous people would swamp it, but if there's a role they are interested in, we'll consider it," he said.

"There are a few [big names] in series five."

So what can we expect from the highly anticpated series five?

Deadline was first to report that Anthony Byrne is set to be the show's director for all six episodes, just like most of the previous directors - David Caffrey, Tim Mielants and Colm McCarthy - did too.

Anthony has previously directed ITV's three-part drama titled Butterfly, starring Anna Friel, as well as co-writing In Darkness with Game Of Thrones' Natalie Dormer.

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