Peaky Blinders (Netflix): good news for fans of the series with Cillian Murphy

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Cillian Murphy is set to play Tommy Shelby again in a Peaky Blinders movie.

Cillian Murphy to play Tommy Shelby again in movie Peaky Blinders.


We've been hearing about it for ages, but today it's official: the Shelby family of Peaky Blinders will return in a film available on Netflix. The streaming platform has given the green light to a feature film which will be directed by Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer), who will therefore take up the role of the famous gangster Tommy Shelby.

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Return to Birmingham

It's director Tom Harper (Agent Stone) who will be behind the camera of this currently untitled feature film, written by the creator of Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight. This film will not, however, be the British director's first foray into the underbelly of Birmingham, as he has already directed several episodes of season 1 of the series.

If Knight had already mentioned in the past than a film Peaky Blinders would see the light of day, nothing had been officially announced, and even less from Netflix. This film will be a co-production between the streaming platform and BBC Films, with Caryn Mandabach, Steven Knight, Cillian Murphy and Guy Heeley as producers.

“It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn't done with meMurphy said. from Netflix. It’s very rewarding to once again collaborate with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on a Peaky Blinders film. This one is for the fans.”

We do not yet know the plot of this feature film, but we know that it will take place in the continuation of the series which was entitled to six seasons on the English channel BBC, broadcast between 2013 and 2022.

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Members of the Peaky Blinders.

The action of Peaky Blinders was set in Birmingham, between 1919 and 1934, and followed the rise of the Shelby family, headed by Murphy's character. “Peaky Blinders has always been a family story, so it’s incredibly exciting to be reunited with Steven and Cillian to bring this film to life for Netflix subscribers around the world.”added Harper.

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders.

The last time fans Peaky Blinders saw Tommy Shelby, he was riding away on the back of a white horse, determined to start a new life. What awaits him in the film coming to Netflix ?

According to Knight, “This will be an explosive chapter in the Peaky Blinders story, no holds barred. The Peaky Blinders at war”. Indeed, the screenwriter has already mentioned to Deadline that the film will be set against the backdrop of World War II.

While waiting to find out more, the six seasons of Peaky Blinders are to be seen or rewatched on Netflix.

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