Peaky Blinders ending with Season 5 or Season 6? The future of the BBC period drama could go either way, creator Steven Knight has revealed.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Knight explained that while Season 5 will provide “some sort of closure” in preparation for the show’s conclusion, the series “may go beyond that”:
“We’re all thinking that five will be the last one, but it’s not set in stone. I don’t want to be a hostage to that.
I mean, I always hope we will get more. For all we know, we may even go beyond that. But for the moment, I’m pacing so that the next 12 hours will tell the rest of the story. I hope that, at the end of episode 6 of series 4, there will be a big surprise which will fire us off into series 5.”
As for how Peaky will end, Knight teased:
“I know what [year] I end in, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that series 5 will take place in or around that year,” he said. “I’m thinking that there’s a way of resolving the story in a certain year, and then fast-forwarding to where it’s going to end.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the survival status/end date of Peaky Blinders…