Steven Knight: There may be more Peaky Blinders after series five

As far as we all knew, next year’s fifth series of Peaky Blinders was to be the last. Or at least that’s what everything we’ve read has pointed to.

Now, its creator Steven Knight, has told a gathered throng in his native Birmingham that this may not be the case.

Deadline reports that: “[Knight] has said that next year’s Season 5 is not the last we’ll see of the Shelby crime family on the small screen — and, he’s been approached about a spinoff ballet version of the epic gangster series. Knight was speaking during an event at the Birmingham Press Club on Friday when he made the comments. I hear talks are indeed happening with the BBC for Peaky Seasons 6 and 7, but a deal has not been finalized.”

This is pretty big news, not least because all the signs pointed to series five being its swansong, and there are questions to be answered: will Cillian Murphy return as Tommy Shelby? How will this tiny clan of Brummie gangster get to grips with their alliance with Al Capone?

Whatever happens, it’s going to interesting.

Oh, and there might be a ballet? This we have to see.