The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley will once again feature in Peaky Blinders, Series five, which wrapped up on set last month. The Museum in the West Midlands has been featured in series one to four of the hugely popular series. And creator Steven Knight was the first person to watch the first two episodes of series five consecutively.
After viewing, Steven couldn’t help but emerge with a big grin on his face. “It’s going to be the best [series] yet,” he promised. “I’ve just seen the first two episodes together. The Director Anthony Byrne (Ripper Street / Silent Witness) has done a fantastic job. And Cillian is right at the top of his game. The series is moving from BBC Two to BBC One… I don’t know when it will be transmitted yet, other than this year. But the BBC want to make maximum impact with it.”
In Peaky Blinders, Series five, Cillian Murphy returns as the lead role of Thomas Shelby, who became an MP for Birmingham South at the end of series four. The new series will also feature a Glasgow gang called The Billy Boys, led by Billy Fullerton. How would Shelby the MP have dealt with Brexit? “I think he would just pick the side he thought he could make the most money with,” laughed Steven. Steven has indicated in the past that Peaky Blinders will run to a seventh series. However, he can’t commit himself to any timescale. “The truth is the momentum and energy with Peaky Blinders around the world is such that we don’t really want to forecast a time when it will end,” he said.
Following our report last May, Steven confirmed that Ballet Rombert was still in talks to create a Peaky Blinders’ ballet – and he is not ruling out a film either.
Steven Knight will be at the Everyman Cinema in the Mailbox, Birmingham today, February 26. There he will attend a 7 pm screening and Q&A of his new film Serenity. Serenity will then go on general release in cinemas and on Sky Cinema from March 1.
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