“By Order of the Peaky Blinders”, there’s an upcoming movie in store

Netflix confirms Cillian Murphy's return as Tommy Shelby in a 'Peaky Blinders' movie.

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The Peaky Blinders are back in business. Yes, you heard that right; it’s a great day for fans of the show as Netflix announced a film adaptation of the blockbuster series. And that also means we won’t stop fawning watching Oscar winner (feels great saying that for him) Cillian Murphy as the Birmingham bad boss Tommy Shelby (we really don’t need any excuse).

The announcement was made by Netflix UK and Ireland’s official Instagram handle along with a picture of the film’s script. The caption read, “Big news: A Peaky Blinders film is coming to Netflix. It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me... It is very gratifying to be re-collaborating with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders. This is one for the fans.” - Cillian Murphy.

The film, directed by Tom Harper and written by Steven Knight, will continue the multi-award-winning gangster saga, made in association with BBC. Set in Birmingham between 1919 and 1934, Peaky Blinders centres on the Shelby family as they navigate a world grappling with social, economic, and political change.

The Netflix series came to an end after its sixth season back in April 2022. However, Knight always held the stance that he would like to keep the story going “in another form”. He also promised that the film would be “no holds barred” according to the PA news agency saying, “It will be an explosive chapter in the Peaky Blinders story.”

On the other hand, Harper, who directed a few episodes of the first season in 2013, is excited about the upcoming movie. “When I first directed Peaky Blinders over 10 years ago, we didn’t know what the series would become, but we did know that there was something in the alchemy of the cast and the writing that felt explosive. Peaky has always been a story about family—and so it’s incredibly exciting to be reuniting with Steve and Cillian to bring the movie to audiences across the world on Netflix,” Harper said.

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