Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight says ‘best is yet to come’ in season finale

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31 Mar 2022, 11:03

Creator Steven Knight and artwork of Tommy Shelby.

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With the last-ever episode of Peaky Blinders just days away, showrunner Steven Knight has teased what we can expect from the season finale.

The sixth and final series of the hit BBC drama has taken a lot of twists and turns with overlapping storylines and tragedy, so it’s hard to predict how things are going to wrap up.

Well, according to Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, fans of the show will not be disappointed.

Speaking to TalkSPORT this morning, the screenwriter revealed: “I mean, there's been a tradition of things sort of going out with a whimper, but I’m hoping that this is going out with a big bang.

“The response has been fantastic. Audiences have been amazing. So yeah, it's been brilliant.

“And the best is yet to come.”

When asked about the fast-moving plot for the final season of the show and how it will all pan out, Steven said he let things just develop naturally.

He added: “I think if you plan it logically and rationally, people will guess, or you will feel logical and rational, whereas I think you should just let it happen and let the characters talk to each other and see what happens.”

However, there are some aspects of the show that are planned as it is rooted in real history and the stories that Steven heard from his mother and father when growing up in Birmingham.

He explained: “They grew up in Small Heath in the 20s and 30s, and my mum was a bookies runner when she was nine years old because kids wouldn’t get arrested- it was illegal to gamble then.

“My dad’s uncles were illegal bookmakers, and- despite what the history books may tell you- they were known as the Peaky Blinders in the 20s and 30s.”

Of course, there is an absence in the final season that is hard to ignore- that of Helen McCrory and her character Aunt Polly.

Helen was someone that Steven described as “a force of nature” and admitted the tragedy of losing her was “beyond”.

Aunt Polly was an integral part of the Peaky Blinders storyline, but Steven believes that others have stepped up in this final season in her place, such as Tommy’s sister Ada Thorne.

He said: “It's sort of art imitating life in a way in that, you know, we've lost Helen, and into the breach steps in Sophia, another incredible actress who can just pull it off. It's amazing.”

Although things are coming to end for the TV series, fans can still look forward to the Peaky Blinders film that Steven has confirmed will begin production in 18 months.

We will patiently wait for a release date!

Peaky Blinders ends on 3 April at 9pm on BBC One.