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Peaky Blinders Season 6 Release Date, Cast, And Trailer - What We Know So Far

It has been a couple of years since "Peaky Blinders" Season 5 ended with a dramatic cliffhanger, and fans have been desperate to find out what's next for Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and the gang. The BBC/Netflix series has become a worldwide phenomenon since it first started airing back in 2013, and it has since evolved even further. "Peaky Blinders" creator Steven Knight has been adamant for years that the series would end as World War II plunges the planet into chaos.

In 2019, he told Metro, "The main destination is the end of the whole thing, which is the start of the Second World War," also adding, "and I know what scene that's going to be and I know how it's going to end." Although Season 6 will be the final chapter of the TV series as fans know it, it isn't going to be the end of the story. Knight later revealed that a "Peaky Blinders" movie is in the works, and that will wrap up the sprawling tale of the Shelby family.

But with Season 6 on the horizon, many fans are wondering how Tommy will deal with his fascist opponent, Oswald Mosely (Sam Claflin), after the botched assassination attempt at the end of Season 5. Thankfully, there isn't that long to wait until the next batch of episodes.

What's the release date for Peaky Blinders Season 6?

"Peaky Blinders" fans will be able to enjoy the final six episodes of the series on June 10 when Netflix releases the final chapters in the U.S. and other markets beyond just the U.K. The Season 5 finale aired all the way back in September 2019 on BBC. Netflix released the season in October of the same year, meaning fans have been waiting well over a year for the return of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his crew of English gangsters. 

June 10 will not be the final release date for "Peaky Blinders" fans to keep on their calendars, however. Series creator Steven Knight already committed to a spin-off movie, though very little information about this next development is currently available. He has plenty of material to work with, as the series' timeline edges closer and closer to World War II. 

"It will now go into and beyond the Second World War. Because I just think the energy that is out there in the world for this, I want to keep it going, and I want to see how this can progress beyond that," Knight said of the movie, which will shoot in 2023 (via Empire).

Who's in the cast of Peaky Blinders Season 6?

Unsurprisingly, Cillian Murphy is leading "Peaky Blinders" Season 6 as Tommy Shelby, the violently determined gangster-turned-politician who now works for Winston Churchill (Neil Maskell) himself. Fans won't be surprised to learn that Sam Claflin's Oswald Mosely is also set to return, considering he escapes the assassination at the end of Season 5. He'll be joined by Paul Anderson as Tommy's brother, Arthur Shelby, and Finn Cole will also reprise his role as their cousin, Michael Gray. "The Queen's Gambit" star Anya Taylor-Joy is also returning to play Michael's wife, Gina Gray (per Deadline).

Rounding out the Shelby-Gray family is Sophie Rundle, who's also coming back as Ada Shelby. Meanwhile, "Venom" star Tom Hardy will return as fan-favorite gangster Alfie Solomons. Legendary British star Stephen Graham is also joining the show in an unknown role, but he'll be going head-to-head with Tommy and the gang if the teaser revealed on Twitter is anything to go by.

Unfortunately, the series will have to address the absence of Polly Gray, aka Aunt Pol, after the tragic death of Helen McRory. The star passed away in 2021 after "a heroic battle with cancer," as her husband Damian Lewis put it in a heartfelt statement confirming the sad news. Polly is such a force of nature in "Peaky Blinders" that it seems unlikely they'd recast the role, so hopefully, the writers find a fitting way of honoring the late star.

The Season 6 trailer for Peaky Blinders teases a harrowing end to the series

"Peaky Blinders" has unquestionably gone to some dark territory in the past — whether it's depicting the brutality of gangs battling over territory and profit or characters struggling with past trauma. Season 5 ended with Tommy Shelby's (Cillian Murphy) criminal empire in shambles. Season 6 picks up directly where Season 5 ended, and Knight has called it "the best" of the series (via BBC). 

"This will be the end of it," Shelby says during the trailer for Season 6, which doesn't provide many plot specifics, but promises a bleak-as-ever story for fans. The trailer teases the typical fisticuffs and machine gun-laden gang wars. Those scenes are interspersed with Nazi imagery as World War II hangs over the series, something Knight has always said is integral to the show.

Knight's stated goal for Season 6 is to redeem Shelby, a man who begins the story disconnected from other people, lost in his own pain and memories. Now, he finds himself mourning the loss of his wife Grace, betrayed by a fellow gang member, and suddenly feeling again. "He's in limbo in a way. He doesn't have the luxury of being numb anymore, so he's starting to feel things," Knight said (via PeakyBlinders.tv). 

Whatever is in store for Shelby, fans can mark their calendars for June 10 to see what is sure to be an explosive finale.