Peaky Blinders the series might be over, but a movie is on the way.
In October, creator Stephen Knight said that a film adaptation of the popular British crime drama would begin filming in 2023. In a recent interview with Heart Breakfast (opens in a new tab)Knight confirmed that the script is nearly written and that filming will begin soon.
“Yeah, I’m writing it right now,” he said. “I’m almost done writing it and we’re going to shoot it…I’m setting up some TV and film studios in Digbeth in Birmingham.”
The BBC series is based on the real-life Peaky Blinders gang that operated in Birmingham, England from the 1880s to the 1910s. As for the location, Knight plans to bring the Peakys ‘home’.
“We’re going to shoot it at Digbeth studios and on location at Digbeth in Birmingham,” he explained. “Digbeth and Small Heath is where the Peaky Blinders roamed. Basically, it’s like Peaky coming home.”
“Hopefully we’ll be shooting in… 18 months from now,” Knight said, echoing his earlier comments that filming would start in 2023. But I’m really looking forward to having a Peaky event where people can see it. communally. I mean, the social media community is very strong and people talk to each other. But actually being together physically is going to be really interesting.”
The writer also says that while we’ll see some familiar faces in the film, we’ll also see “some new faces that will hopefully be pretty surprising.”
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