Get ready to dust off your flat caps and tweed jackets because the iconic crime saga “Peaky Blinders” is making its grand transition from the small screen to a full-fledged movie! Yes, Netflix has officially announced a “Peaky Blinders” film, and fans couldn’t be more thrilled. Even better, Cillian Murphy is set to return as the enigmatic and brooding Tommy Shelby.

The announcement, made on June 4, revealed that the film’s script is penned by the series creator Steven Knight and will be directed by Tom Harper, who directed episodes from the first season. In an intriguing twist, the storyline is said to pick up during the turmoil of World War II, promising an explosive chapter in the saga of the Shelby family.


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Murphy, who recently dazzled audiences as J. Robert Oppenheimer, expressed his excitement about returning to the role that has captivated millions. “It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me,” Murphy said. He emphasised how gratifying it is to collaborate again with Knight and Harper, assuring fans that the film is tailor-made for them.

Cillian Murphy, winner of the Best Actor in a Leading Role award for “Oppenheimer”, poses in the press room during the 96th Annual Academy Awards at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

The movie’s production is set to kick off later this year, with filming slated to take place in the historical neighbourhood of Digbeth, Birmingham. While the plot remains tightly under wraps, Knight hinted that the film would be a full-throttle, no-holds-barred adventure featuring the Shelby clan at war. Harper added that reuniting with the team feels like bringing the family back together.


For those unfamiliar, “Peaky Blinders” is a gripping British crime drama set in the aftermath of World War I. It follows the notorious Shelby family as they navigate the murky waters of organised crime and political machinations in Birmingham. The series, renowned for its gritty narrative and stunning cinematography, has garnered a massive following and boasts an impressive 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The series concluded with its sixth season in 2022, but the story’s end seemed to leave the door open for more. Fans last saw Tommy Shelby riding off into the sunset on a white horse, hinting at new beginnings and adventures yet to come. The upcoming film promises to continue this epic tale, exploring new facets of the Shelby legacy.

Adding to the excitement, Netflix is reportedly developing two spin-offs. One will delve into the Shelby gang’s operations in 20th-century Boston, while the other will explore the backstory of the formidable Polly Gray, a beloved character from the original series.

As we await more details, including a release date, the anticipation for the “Peaky Blinders” movie is palpable. In the meantime, fans can relive the Shelby family’s journey by streaming all six seasons on Netflix. So, get ready for a thrilling ride, because Tommy Shelby is back and ready for action!

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