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Steven Knight Says There Could Be A Peaky Blinders Film Or Spin-Off

Steven Knight Says There Could Be A Peaky Blinders Film Or Spin-Off

With the fifth season of Peaky Blinders coming to a close, fans of the show will be pleased to hear the show's creator has no intention of drawing a line under the Shelbys any time soon.

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Steven Knight has previously indicated that he knows what the final scene of the show will be already - which will come at the end of the seventh series as World War Two begins.

However, when asked whether he would consider doing a Peaky Blinders film, Knight indicated that he was up for it.

Speaking to LADbible at the first Peaky Blinders Festival in Birmingham, he said: "I would (consider doing a film). The end scene is the end of this as a television series the way it is now, but it's certainly not ruling out spin offs or a movie.

"You know there's a Peaky Blinders ballet that is being performed today and it's brilliant, it's mind-blowing. So I think there's something about Peaky where it's a world, lots of people have different interpretations of that world, so I'm all for keeping the spirit going."

Steven Knight told LADbible he would consider doing a Peaky Blinders film or spin-off. Credit: PA
Steven Knight told LADbible he would consider doing a Peaky Blinders film or spin-off. Credit: PA
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Knight also said he had written the first four episodes of season six and heaped praise on the show's star, Cillian Murphy, claiming the actor would make a 'fantastic Bond'.

"We're so fortunate that he's played the role and you completely cannot conceive of anybody else playing Tommy Shelby," Knight said.

"He'd be a great virtually anything, 'cause he's so flexible, he's such a chameleon. He would be a fantastic Bond. Whether or not he's interested I have no idea."

Knight recently collaborated with Liam Gallagher on the video for his new single, 'One Of Us' - and the former Oasis frontman agreeing to play the Peaky Blinders Festival in return.

Gallagher has previously hinted at a role in the show on Twitter and Knight said he thinks the rock n' roll star would be 'fantastic' as a Peaky Blinder - though he does have some reservations.

Knight said Gallagher would be 'fantastic' in Peaky Blinders. Credit: PA
Knight said Gallagher would be 'fantastic' in Peaky Blinders. Credit: PA

He said: "I'm sure he'd be fantastic and he looks great in the gear, the only thing I get concerned with - this is not ruling it out - but I always get concerned when someone is known for something else, it sort of destroys the moment and it's very distracting, no matter how good they are. So I think it has to be done with great care.

"I've not really considered it, but never say never."

Sure, there's not really any precedent for sticking LG in a BBC period drama, and sure, it wouldn't really make any sense, but I think I speak for all of us when I say I would definitely tune in to see a Peaky Gallagher.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment, Peaky Blinders

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.