Peaky Blinders season 6: How to watch the new series and where it's filmed

Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders season 6
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Peaky Blinders season 6 has finally arrivd on screens, signalling the end of the explosive drama series once and for all. 

Action, heartbreak and an all-star cast - the latest venture of the Birmangham-based gang has had everyone talking - and more importantly hoping for a Peaky Blinders season 7 (opens in new tab). In the new series, Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) goes up against far-right politician Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) and the two battle it out for the final showdown, concluding the tension that started in season five of the show. While not all of the Shelby clan will return for the final season, following the death of Poly Gray actor Helen McCrory earlier this year, many familiar faces returned - including Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons.

"I don't want to give away any spoilers so I would just say: Tommy is about to face enemies and demons more powerful than anything he's ever faced before," writer and creator Steven Knight said. "It's the mid 1930s, fascism is on the rise, the Shelbys are more powerful than ever. But demons are coming to reclaim Tommy Shelby."

Season 6 of Peaky Blinders is just one of the latest dramas viewers have been gripped by this month, alongside the anticipated release of The Split season 3 (opens in new tab) and Killing Eve season 4 (opens in new tab). This is where can you watch it.

When is Peaky Blinders season 6?

Peaky Blinders season 6 arrived on screens on February 27, 2022. All episodes have now aired live on BBC One, but you can catch up with the whole series online via BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab).

Filming for the new season started at the beginning of 2021, with various new outlets reporting in April last year that lead stars had been spotted filming in Bolton at Le Mans Crescent. The spot is transformed into 1920s London for the show and depicts the Eden Club, a jazz club first seen in season 2. Emmett J Scanlan, who plays singer Billy Grade in the series, also shared a sneaky behind-the-scenes preview of the set last year.

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Peaky Blinders season 6 filming officially came to an end in June 2021, with final cutting finished in November.

While episodes for the new series were written before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, much like other major releases, filming had to be postponed due to lockdown and social distancing measures. Similar set backs were seen last year with the release of new James Bond film, No Time to Die (opens in new tab), and Spider-Man 3: No Way Home (opens in new tab).

Where is Peaky Blinders filmed?

Peaky Blinders is largely filmed in the north of England and in the West Midlands. Dudley in the West Midlands is the most frequent filming location for the show and is, coincidentally, the one closest to Birmingham - where the show is set.

Other filming locations include:

  • Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • Rossendale, Lancashire
  • Dudley, West Midlands
  • Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Cheshire, northwest England

The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley is the venue for many of the show's industrial scenes, including Charlie Strong's yard. Built as an open-air collection of renovated industrial buildings, the museum opened in 1978 and acts as a base for the gang in Peaky Blinders.

Creator Steven Knight even called the museum "our Peaky home" and described it as "the heart" of the programme.

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Peaky Blinders season 6 trailer

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The trailer for the new Peaky Blinders series was released on New Year's Day 2022. It's left fans without any doubt that the final series will be equally as dramatic as the others, with Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) opening the 90-second trailer with a scatter of machine gun fire.

"One last deal to be done, then we Peaky Blinders rest," he says.

A teaser clip for season 6 was also released in December last year, suggesting that Ada Shelby (Sophie Rundle) would have an important role in the upcoming drama.

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"Take a good look, Tom, because one of us isn't going to be here for long," she warns her brother.

Will there be a Peaky Blinders movie?

Yes, creator Steven Knight has confirmed that there will be a Peaky Blinders film in the years to come.

Promising fans an exciting end to the show, Steven told fans that series 6 would come with "a bang". He said, "We believe this will be the best season of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it.

"While the TV season will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form, [a movie]."

Most recently speaking to Variety (opens in new tab) magazine at the BFI Film Festival, Steven said that the feature-length film would be going into production in 2023.

“And [after season 6] I am going to write the feature which will be set in and shot in Birmingham,” he said at a panel, “And that will probably be the sort of the end of the road for ‘Peaky Blinders’ as we know it."