Peaky Blinders: Has filming for Peaky Blinders season 6 started?

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Peaky Blinders fans last saw Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) holding a gun to his head and are desperate to find out what will happen next. Season five concluded in August 2019 and viewers around the world are counting down the days until the new series arrives. Has filming for Peaky Blinders season six started yet? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

Has filming for Peaky Blinders season 6 started?

Filming for season six of Peaky Blinders was due to start in 2020. The show’s sets had been built and scripts for the new outing had been written.

However, as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, production on Peaky Blinders was halted in March 2020 and is not believed to have resumed.

In July 2020, Deadline reported the series could begin production in autumn 2020, but this was not confirmed by the cast, crew and creators of Peaky Blinders.

There appears to be some good news on the horizon hinting filming on the new series will get underway very soon.

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An extra’s casting call was put out for “a very well-known BBC period drama shooting early 2021 in Manchester” towards the end of 2020 by Talent agency LB Casting.

The advert featured a silhouette of a man wearing the iconic Peaky Blinders flat cap and was signed “by order of LB Casting”, a play on the famous “by order of the Peaky Blinders” line said by the Shelby brothers in the series.

The advert required male actors must be willing to shave their hair if required and for all men and women to have “natural looks”.

Filming for Peaky Blinders has taken place in Birmingham and Greater Manchester in the past, with its new production base at Space Studios in West Gorton, so it is more than likely the casting call was for Peaky Blinders.

Applications closed on Sunday, January 3, 2021, suggesting filming will start up very soon.

There is a high chance the series may have been hit once again by the ongoing national lockdown but hopefully when it ends, filming on the new series can get underway.

Arthur Shelby star Paul Anderson teased in November 2020 season six was “coming soon” sending fans into a frenzy.

On November 8, the actor posted an illustration of his character on his Instagram page with the caption “Season 6 #comingfknsoon.

“Thanking you all for the wait, it will be worth it.”

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At the end of Peaky Blinders season six, Thomas Shelby’s world fell apart.

His plans to assassinate Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) had been sabotaged and worse, Tommy had no idea how or who was behind it.

Throughout the entire series, he suspected a black cat to be operating within Shelby Limited Company, but he could not quite put his finger on who it could be.

Tommy’s mental health had been significantly deteriorating throughout the series and in the latest season, he began to hallucinate his deceased wife Grace (Annabelle Wallis).

In the final seconds of the season five finale, Tommy stormed towards Grace through the fog and pulled a gun to his head screaming.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, director Anthony Byrne revealed season six will immediately pick up from the final scene of season five.

He said: “It picks up directly [from season five], the very first image you will see will be back in that field, with a gun to his [Tommy’s] head.”

Byrne added: “I promise it will be worth the wait. It’s given us a chance to go back through the scripts again and really kind of nail it, in a way that… I mean these scripts were so, so good, and now having more time you go ‘what about this or what about that’. And you go ‘s**t that’s a good idea.’

Describing season six in three words, Byrne said it was going to be: “Pretty f*g epic.”

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