There’s been talk of a possible Peaky Blinders movie since before the Netflix series came to an end with its sixth season. It’s been a few years since there’s been any kind of update on this possible project, but during Variety’s recent Actors on Actors interview, Margot Robbie asked series star Cillian Murphy if there was going to be a spin-off movie, and he says that it’s something that he’s open to if it happens. He said:
“I mean, I’m open to the idea. I’ve always thought that if there’s more story to tell…”
Robbie, who is a big fan of the show, then excitedly responded:
“Of course there’s more story to tell! You rode off on a horse! Like, what now?”
The question is, will a Peaky Blinders movie actually happen? A movie has been creator Steven Knight’s plan from the beginning, and when previously talking about that, he said:
“Covid changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie. That is what is going to happen.”
Knight later offered the following update:
“We are in development. It’s a fully formed idea and it has a beginning, middle and end. And I think it’s going to be a fitting conclusion to the story told so far, but from it, there will be things I don’t really call spinoffs, but there will be other TV shows that I hope will come out of [it], that will continue to tell the story of this part of society and this family.”
While Knight wants to make that movie, we have no idea when or if he’ll actually get around to making it. Knight is currently working with Lucasfilm and is writing the script for the Rey Skywalker movie. He’s also developing an 80s-set gritty ska drama series titled This Town.
Peaky Blinders follows the story of Tommy Shelby (Murphy), and his notorious family’s rise to power against the backdrop of working class, post-WWI Birmingham. Here’s the synopsis:
Britain is a mixture of despair and hedonism in 1919 in the aftermath of the Great War. Returning soldiers, newly minted revolutions and criminal gangs are fighting for survival in a nation rocked by economic upheaval. One of the most powerful gangs of the time is the Peaky Blinders, run by returning war hero Thomas Shelby and his family. But Thomas has bigger ambitions than just running the streets. When a crate of guns goes missing, he recognizes an opportunity to advance in the world because crime may pay but legitimate business pays better. Trying to rid Britain of its crime is Inspector Chester Campbell, who arrives from Belfast to try to achieve that goal.
Do you think we’ll ever see a Peaky Blinders movie get made?