Return of the Blinders: Peaky Blinders Movie Confirmed on Netflix

Prepare to return to the lawless streets of Birmingham as Netflix confirms the long-awaited 'Peaky Blinders' film, promising a thrilling continuation of the Shelby family saga

by Sededin Dedovic
Return of the Blinders: Peaky Blinders Movie Confirmed on Netflix
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The official confirmation that "Peaky Blinders" will return as a film has been long-awaited, and now it has officially arrived from the streaming service Netflix. Cillian Murphy is returning to the role of the gangster in the "Peaky Blinders" film, which will be directed by Tom Harper, the signature director of the first season's episodes.

"It seems Tommy Shelby hasn't finished with me yet. ...I'm incredibly grateful to be working with Steven Knight and Tom Harper again on the film version of 'Peaky Blinders' This one's for the fans," said Cillian Murphy, as reported by Variety.

Tom Harper said he could never have guessed that the "Birmingham gang" would become so popular. "When I first directed 'Peaky Blinders' over 10 years ago, we didn't know what the series would become, but we knew there was something in the alchemy of the cast and 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 film to audiences worldwide on Netflix," Harper added. The continuation of the saga, set on the lawless streets of 1900s Birmingham, was written by the series creator, Steven Knight, who will be co-producing with Murphy, Kerin Mandaba, and Guy Hilly.

Executive producers include Harper, David Kos, Jamie Glazebrook, Andrea Warren, and David Mason. "I'm genuinely thrilled that this film is happening. It will be an explosive chapter in the 'Peaky Blinders' story. There are no limits.

The whole of 'Peaky Blinders' – in the war," said Knight. The series followed the fictional Shelby gangster family from Birmingham, starting in 1919, just after the First World War. It features the ambitious gang leader Tommy Shelby and his family of Irish Traveller and Romani descent.

The series ran for six seasons, concluding in 2022. Plot details and casting remain under wraps. The film is set to go into production later this year and will be made in collaboration with BBC Films.