All fans of ‘Peaky Blinders’ have already had the opportunity to see the sixth and final season of the series starring Cillian Murphy. I remind you that the story will continue in a film that is already underway, but there will be time to talk about it, since now what interests us is the end of the series created by Steven Knight.
Beware of ‘Peaky Blinders’ spoilers from here on out
Knight commented on Deadline the most important final scene of the sixth season, clarifying what exactly he wanted to express with that moment when Tommy Shelby looks like he’s going to execute the doctor who cheated on him and made him believe that he was suffering from an incurable disease that was going to end his life:
I like to think that he started the series as if he was dead inside, like a lot of people after World War I, and then he slowly thawed out. But it is a painful process, because as the feeling returns, it is painful. So that is what we have witnessed; That’s why I wanted to finish it at the eleventh hour and in peace at last.
The big question for the movie
In its own way, it could be said that this decision made by Tommy is a way of being at peace with himself, since that eleventh hour represents the last moment before it is too late to make changes. That doesn’t take away from everything he did in previous seasons, but Knight Write down the following about your future:
Does that mean he’s a good man now? Well, what I want to do – that’s the implication – but when we find him during World War II, is he a good man? Has He redeemed Himself? Let’s see. I don’t know that yet…
If Knight doesn’t even know yet, that means we’ll still have to wait to see the ‘Peaky Blinders’ movie. Of course, he announced at the time that filming will start in 2023, so it will not take long to know the answer. And hopefully also to other open fronts left by the series…