It’s official: Peaky Blinders is returning to BBC One this month.

Just days after Paul Anderson hinted that Peaky Blinders would return for its sixth season in February, the BBC has confirmed that the Shelby family will indeed be back in a matter of weeks.

As per the Radio Times, an exact release date is not yet known, but thanks to February being a shorter month, we know that we’ve only got a minimum of 27 days to wait.

Not that we’re counting or anything.

As well as the arrival of Stephen Graham’s mysterious new character, the latest season of Peaky Blinders will mark the first since the sad death of Helen McCrory, who played the beloved gang matriarch Polly Gray.

Opening up about creator Steven Knight’s approach to Helen’s absence, Tommy Shelby himself Cillian Murphy recently reassured fans that her character is “still present”.

“What I always feel sad about is that we were about to shoot and then the pandemic happened and we had to stop,” Cillian said, reflecting on the series’ loss. “If we had shot then, Helen would’ve been in the show, and that makes me feel sad.

“It’s a huge loss; it’s hard to comprehend it. Because she was the matriarch of the whole thing. As the character, but just also as her personality.”

Hinting at a “brilliant tribute” to Helen in the upcoming episodes, Cillian continued: “But she’s still present in series six.

“Steve has managed to keep her very, very present, which I think is a brilliant tribute to Steve and also to Helen. But we couldn’t quite fathom it all as we were making it, you know?”


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