The sixth series of Peaky Blinders is currently being filmed – but when is it back on BBC One and will you replace Helen McCrory?
In January it was announced that the BAFTA-winning series had returned to production for the sixth and final series.
Everything you need to know is here.
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Peaky Blinders Sixth and Final Series – What We Know So Far
The sixth and final series of Peaky Blinders is currently being filmed.
The story of Tommy Shelby and his family’s rise to notoriety and power ends at the end of the sixth series.
BBC One’s popular post-WWI working class series in Birmingham has been postponed due to the pandemic.
However, creator and writer Steven Knight confirmed in January that filming had resumed.
He said, “Peaky is back and with a bang.
“After the forced production delay due to the Covid pandemic, the family is in extreme danger and the stakes have never been so high.
“We believe this will be the best show ever and we are sure our great fans will love it.
“As the TV series comes to an end, the story continues in a different form.”
Does it mean spin-offs?
Executive producer Caryn Mandabach also teased, “The world of the Peaky Blinders will definitely live on.”
When is Peaky Blinders back on BBC One?
Season six is expected to air later in 2021 on BBC One or early 2022.
Filming is expected to continue through May or June, and then editing will take another six months.
Director Anthony Byrne previously said, “In an ideal world, it would be great to prepare again towards the end of the year  with the aim of starting filming early next year .
“We should start shooting at the end of March  until the end of July.
“If we started filming in January, we wouldn’t be finished until May / June, and then it’s another six months of editing.”
That means we may not see the sixth season of Peaky Blinders until late 2021 or maybe early 2022.
The tragic death of Helen McCrory also delayed filming.
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Will Helen McCrory be replaced as Aunt Polly?
Helen McCrory portrayed Polly Gray, also known as Aunt Polly, from the first series of Peaky Blinders in 2013 until her devastating death.
The actress died in April 2021 at the age of 52 after battling cancer.
The fifth series of Peaky Blinders aired in 2019 and Helen resumed her role as the lively matriarch.
Helen’s role was to continue until the end of the show.
However, it is unclear whether Helen filmed any scenes.
The BBC has yet to make a statement regarding the character or whether it will be replaced, although it would be extremely unlikely in the circumstances.
It is more likely that screenwriters will write them down in a way that explains their absence.
The cast and crew of Peaky Blinders paid many moving tributes to Helen after her death.
The creator Steven Knight described them as “perfect”.
He told Radio Times, “I based Aunt Polly’s character on real working class women I grew up with: wild, scary, protective, funny and always aware of the absurdities in life.
“Helen was the perfect person to bring this amalgam of women to canvas in an amazingly vivid representation.
“Away from business, she filled rooms and lit places with her personality, and I can now say that her work on this planet had only just begun.”
How can I watch the sixth series of Peaky Blinders?
The sixth season of Peaky Blinders will air on BBC One, most likely on the usual Sunday night at 9 p.m.
Viewers can then watch all episodes on the iPlayer.
It will likely appear on Netflix after it airs on BBC One if it follows the same pattern as it did on season five.
All five Peaky Blinders series can currently be viewed on iPlayer and Netflix.
How many episodes will it be?
All of the previous five seasons of the BBC One series were six episodes, so the sixth series shouldn’t be any different.
We also know the sixth season of Peaky Blinders, the first episode is called “Black Day”.
What happened at the end of the fifth series of Peaky Blinders?
The season five finale ended with Tommy Shelby appearing mad and ready to commit suicide.
It was lowest after being betrayed during his failed assassination attempt on Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin).
Series six picks up where it left off, with Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Finn Cole as Michael Gray and Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne.
Peaky Blinders will be returning to BBC One later this year or early 2022.
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