‘Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight Says More Seasons Ahead… And A Ballet?

Deadline | 5/5/2018 | Nancy Tartaglione
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Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has said that next year’s Season 5 is not the last we’ll see of the Shelby crime family on the small screen — and, he’s been approached about a spinoff ballet version of the epic gangster series. Knight was speaking during an event at the Birmingham Press Club on Friday when he made the comments. I hear talks are indeed happening with the BBC for Peaky Seasons 6 and 7, but a deal has not been finalized.

Season 4 was the period saga’s highest-rated ever and BBC Two’s most-watched drama of 2017. It recently scored Knight, who is already an Oscar nominee for 2004’s Dirty Pretty Things, his first BAFTA nomination in the Drama Writing category. Peaky is also up for Drama Series at tomorrow night’s BAFTA TV Awards.

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Season 5, which has previously been mooted as the maybe-maybe-not final go-round for Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby and his clan, is due for air on BBC Two in 2019. Netflix holds U.S. rights. Anthony Byrne was recently set to direct.

Regarding more seasons, Knight told...
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