Peaky Blinders director teases epic season 6 cliffhanger finale and another signature time jump in new series

PEAKY Blinders season six could end on another cliffhanger – and feature another signature time jump.

Filming for the upcoming installment has been delayed due to the coronavirus and director Anthony Byrne has hinted that the end could leave many questions unanswered.

The last season concluded on an epic betrayal and a 'whodunnit' cliffhanger, with Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) left reeling after a member of his gang ratted him out to British Union of Fascists leader Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin).

"You don't see cliffhangers like that in TV dramas, it's very unusual," Byrne said in a recent online Q&A with The Express.

"In Peaky, there is usually a beginning, middle and an end and then it would start again and the show would jump forward a few years."

The director then admitted it wouldn't be the worst idea to end the drama on a cliffhanger.

"I was even thinking when we shut down (during the coronavirus pandemic), if Peaky never happened again and that was it, it would have been an amazing finale!"

He added: "You never know!"

Byrne last teased a release date for series six in an interview with Digital Spy.

He said their delayed schedule means the show could feasibly air in 2022 as a result of the pandemic.

He said: “That feels achievable. Whether that’s true or not, I have no idea. 

“If we did start shooting in January [2021] we wouldn’t finish until May or June and then it’s another six months of editing.”

Back in January, Byrne revealed episode one of series six will be called Black Day.

 Writer and creator Steven Knight later revealed the gangsta drama will at least reference the second World War.

“It’s moving the story forward. We always jump in time so we are into the Thirties.

“Expect the unexpected. Because of the nature of the decade, the Thirties, we know what happened at the end – that war began.

“There are rumblings and rumours of war and that is overshadowing the whole thing. It makes it all the more… the stakes are higher.”

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