Netflix Acquires Cillian Murphy’s Upcoming Peaky Blinders Film

By Martha Davies

3 months ago

It’s far from over for Tommy

It’s been more than two years since the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders aired on the BBC, but the story isn’t over yet: Netflix has acquired th rights for a spin-off movie, and the show’s writer, Steven Knight, has revealed some coveted details. Here’s what we know.

The Peaky Blinders Film: Everything We Know So Far

Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby

Tommy Shelby (CILLIAN MURPHY). © Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd/Robert Viglasky/BBC

The very last episode of Peaky Blinders aired on the BBC in 2022 and, as with any brilliant TV show, fans were saddened to see the end. The good news, then, is that a film is coming soon. And, though many of the details are still under wraps, there’s plenty to get excited about.

Netflix Has Acquired The Rights

Taking to X to relay the news, Netflix declared: ‘Tommy Shelby returns. A Peaky Blinders Film starring Cillian Murphy is coming to Netflix.’

‘It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me…’ Murphy commented. ‘It is very gratifying to be recollaborating with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders. This is one for the fans.’

‘When I first directed Peaky Blinders over 10 years ago, we didn’t know what the series would become, but we did know that there was something in the alchemy of the cast and the writing that felt explosive,’ Tom Harper added. ‘Peaky has always been a story about family – and so it’s incredibly exciting to be reuniting with Steve and Cillian to bring the movie to audiences across the world on Netflix.’

What Is The Peaky Blinders Film About?

This is one thing that we’re not entirely certain of yet, but we know we’ll be back on the lawless streets of 1900s Birmingham and that it will be pretty fiery. ‘It will be an explosive chapter in the Peaky Blinders story,’ writer Knight teased. ‘No holds barred. Full on Peaky Blinders at war.’

The final season of the TV show left off in 1936, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that the film could be set a few years later, during World War II. Fans originally believed that show would end in 1939, with the first air raid siren going off in Birmingham; since that didn’t end up happening, perhaps it’ll be the starting point for the film instead.

Who Will Star?

The only star on the cast sheet so far is Cillian Murphy – so at least there’s that.

Before Steven Knight graced us with the brilliant news that this was the case – telling Birmingham World earlier this year that the Oppenheimer star ‘definitely is returning’ for the film – we could never be sure whether Murphy would step back into the role of Tommy Shelby. However, he is in fact co-producing the film, alongside Knight, Caryn Mandabach and Guy Heeley.


Tommy Shelby (CILLIAN MURPHY). © Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd./Robert Viglasky/BBC

Release Date

There’s no official release date just yet; Knight also revealed that the film will start shooting in Digbeth, Birmingham, in September this year, but it might be a while until it arrives on our screens. Check back here for updates.

Where Is It Streaming?

Once it has been released, the Peaky Blinders film will stream on Netflix.

Made in association with BBC Film, there’s also potential for it to stream on BBC iPlayer.

Will There Be Other Peaky Blinders Spinoffs?

There are rumours about both a spinoff TV series and a prequel; according to a Bloomberg report in December 2023, one series would take place in Boston a few decades after the original show ends, while the other would concentrate on the life of Polly, the matriarch of the Shelby family. We don’t have many details about these shows, either – but it you’re looking for a Peaky spinoff that isn’t shrouded in mystery, the Peaky Blinders ballet premiered in Birmingham 2022 and is still showing in theatres around the country (with a filmed performance on the way, too).