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A Peaky Blinders film is OFFICIALLY coming to Netflix and it’s one ‘for the fans’

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 5th June 2024

It’s official… a Peaky Blinders film is being made for Netflix, and according to its star, it’s going to be “one for the fans”.

Fans of the smash-hit BBC drama series will know that the idea of a film sequel has been a very long time coming, with rumours about it having been circulating pretty much since the success of the first series, and the show‘s creators even adding fuel to the fire by refusing to rule-out the prospect – but now, Netflix has confirmed what we’ve all been waiting for.

Taking to its official social media platforms to tease the long-awaited news, Netflix shared a picture of the film’s script and simply revealed that it’s “coming”.

“BIG NEWS: A Peaky Blinders film is coming to Netflix,” the streaming platform confirmed on X.

As you can imagine, not a great deal is known about the film at present.


Pretty much the only information fans have been given to go off being that the film is written by Peaky Blinders’ original show creator, Steven Knight, and it’s set to be directed by Tom Harper – who’s known for directing three episodes of the show, as well as other TV programmes such as such as This Is England, and the 2015 BBC adaptation of War & Peace.

Oh… and then there’s just the small matter of the fact that Cillian Murphy has been confirmed as returning to his starring role as Tommy Shelby.


Speaking on getting the chance to team back up with Steven Knight once again, and stepping back into Tommy Shelby’s shoes for the film, Oscar-winner Murphy said: “It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me… It is very gratifying to be re-collaborating with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders.”

The celebrated actor closed out his mysterious statement claiming that “this is one for the fans”.

A Peaky Blinders film is officially coming to Netflix and it’s one ‘for the fans’ / Credit: Netflix UK / BBC

The news that Murphy would be returning to his role – if the film was to become a reality – had already been confirmed by Steven Knight back in March.


Knight has previously claimed the plot of the film will carry on the Shelby family’s story, as the timeline approaches the Second World War, and even teased to Esquire that: “I know what two stories it’s going to tell”.

But he said little else about how they will unfold and who exactly they involve.

Further casting announcements, timelines for filming and production, and eventual air dates for the Peaky Blinders film are all expected to be revealed in due course.

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But considering we don’t know when that’ll be, all we can do for now is wait.

Featured Image – Netflix UK / BBC