“Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight says he’s currently working on writing the final parts of the script for the long-awaited movie based on the period British crime drama.

The BBC and Netflix series premiered a decade ago and wrapped its six-season run in April 2022. Cillian Murphy starred as Tommy Shelby, a charismatic and cunning crime boss in Birmingham during the aftermath of World War I.

Knight revealed a while back the series will wrap with a feature-length film, but the question has been when the project will go into production and just how far along the film is.

Speaking with Radio Times to discuss the ballet “The Redemption of Thomas Shelby” right at the end of last year, Knight gave an update on how it’s all going:

“I’m just working on the final bits [of the script] of it at the moment. I just sit down at the keyboard and start. It’s a bit like having a dream, for me. You sit there and all this stuff comes, and then you read it back and think, ‘That’s pretty good – but where did it come from?’ … The plan is to start shooting that in the middle of next year [2024].”

The series ran for a total of 36 episodes from 2013-2022 and co-starred the likes of Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Annabelle Wallis and Tom Hardy. Cillian Murphy indicated in his recent Variety ‘Actors on Actors’ chat with Margot Robbie that he’s open to the idea of the film.

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