Netflix has announced that the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders will begin streaming on June 10th. Cillian Murphy will be returning in his role as Tommy Shelby, alongside Tom Hardy, Paul Anderson, Finn Cole, Anya Taylor-Joy and Sophie Rundle and others. Murphy’s co-star Helen McRory passed away in April of last year and will not appear in the final season.
“I think this is the culmination of the series that hopefully improves upon the last season and makes the most recent one the richest and deepest one that we possibly can, partially because of all of the pandemic shit happening in the world and, of course, the really sad loss of [Helen] McCrory,” Murphy said in an interview with Variety. “I think we are determined to make this a special series and we have been extra committed to working hard. I think the fans will be pleased!”
“I think the whole series is really in tribute to her and to honor her,” Murphy added. “Her presence and her character’s presence are very much still felt in the series, and it is very much part of Tommy’s journey in the season. It’ll be different without her, you know. It simply won’t be the same.”