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Peaky Blinders theme park could be coming to the UK

Peaky Blinders theme park could be coming to the UK

The attraction theme park could be built in the notorious gang's hometown

Get your flat caps out – a Peaky Blinders theme park is apparently in the works!

An attraction based on the hit BBC series is ‘on the cards’ and it will be built in the hometown of the notorious gang, as Birmingham tourist officials are considering the idea.

Though details have yet to be confirmed, fans of the crime drama could be able to walk in the footsteps of the Shelbys as they explore the park.

Tourism bosses are reportedly hoping the city capitalise fans’ love for the Blinders, with West Midlands Growth Company chief executive Neil Rami telling The Metro: "This year we are working extensively on a campaign focusing on the impact of the hit series and the West Midlands’ screen tourism sector."

He added: "It is a no-brainer to consider doing something more permanent for visitors to celebrate Peaky and the upcoming film, so we have launched a feasibility study to investigate whether a new experience or attraction would be viable."

Executives at the company and Visit Birmingham are also keen to capitalise on the show’s popularity, as a film is development.

Cillian Murphy is set to start in the film adaptation.
LANDMARK MEDIA / Alamy Stock Photo

Written by showrunner Steven Knight, it will feature Cillian Murphy as crime boss Thomas Shelby, alongside Paul Anderson as his long-suffering brother Arthur.

Based on the original TV series, the film will follow the family as the Shelby’s power and ambition continues to grow between the two World Wars.

In 2022, Murphy said that the script was 'close to being finished', adding: ""I’ve still not read it (the script) but that’s the plan, the plan is to make a film and to continue the story but in the cinematic world rather than on the television.

"The television part of the story is finished. If there’s more stories to tell, I’m there I just haven’t read it yet but it’s close apparently."

And while the film hasn’t got a release date, it could be likely that tourism officials will push for the proposed theme park to open as the film reaches cinemas.

Perhaps they are hoping that fans will return to the city in their droves, as they did when the original series aired from 2013-2022 with Peaky Blinders themed experiences.

There was even a festival based on the series, with several cast members also appearing at the 2019 event in Digbeth.

The Peaky Blinders festival was in 2019.
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And this isn't the first time that an interactive experience surrounding the show has been made.

For those still eager to emulate Alfie Solomon, there is a Peaky Blinders immersive experience where you’ll get to interact with the series’ iconic characters.

Called ‘Peaky Blinders: The Rise’, production was developed with the team behind the original series and even features live performance of the beloved soundtrack.

Raise a red right hand, who’s in?

LADbible have reached out to West Midlands Growth and Visit Birmingham for comment.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Peaky Blinders, BBC, UK News