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Steven Knight Confirms There Will Be At Least Two More Series Of Peaky Blinders

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Steven Knight Confirms There Will Be At Least Two More Series Of Peaky Blinders

Good news, Peaky Blinders fans, as you've got at least two more series of your favourite Birmingham-set crime drama to come your way!

Speaking at the world premiere for the fifth season this evening, writer and director Steven Knight confirmed that at least two more seasons of the show will be made.

Knight also added that he plans to film seasons six and seven almost entirely in his hometown of Birmingham.

Continuing the theme, tonight's world premiere was also held in Birmingham, airing the first episode from the Town Hall.

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Stars at the world premiere. Credit: PA
Stars at the world premiere. Credit: PA

Speaking about the decision to hold the premiere where the show is set, creator Steven Knight, said: "Birmingham is of course my first choice for the world premiere, the cast and crew love it here.

"Birmingham is the epicentre for the show and it means so much to me to come back here year after year and start the series with a bang.

"This year we're at the Town Hall, which is a great venue, with more fans than ever before able to see the programme.

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"I can't wait to see everyone's reactions on the night."

Helen McCrory at the premiere. Credit: PA
Helen McCrory at the premiere. Credit: PA

Joe Godwin, Director of BBC Midlands, added: "BBC Birmingham is so excited to be hosting the world premiere of Peaky Blinders - it's a real fan favourite across the Midlands.

"It's a brilliant event and screening which showcases one of the most popular drama series on the BBC ever right here in the heart of Birmingham!"

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After filming wrapped way back in January, the BBC released a season five teaser, which shows that Tommy Shelby might be finding it tought to leave his old ways behind him, despite becoming the Labour MP for Birmingham South at the end of the previous series.

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In the short teaser, pieces of the previous four seasons are cut together, before Tommy is seen standing in the House of Commons, presumably about to give a speech to Parliament.

While the footage wasn't giving much away, what we do know so far is that Peaky Blinders' creator Steven Knight reckons that this outing is going to be the best one yet.

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In an interview with TalkSport back in February, Knight said: "I can honestly say that it's [season five] the best yet. It's really good. It's fantastic and it all fell together beautifully. Great performances and I think audiences are going to be on the edge of their seats.

"I did some research because the new series starts in 1929. In that era, some of the most notorious gangs were in Glasgow. This [season] is about a particular gang called The Billy Boys who become an issue for our friends in Birmingham."

While we still don't have an exact date for season five's release, it's believed we might be getting our next fix in August or September.

Peaky Blinders returns soon on BBC One.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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