Perhaps no series has managed to redefine the gangster genre in recent times as much as Tommy Shelby and his bunch of enterprising misfits and showrunner Steven Knight has managed to deliver a splendid final season, setting the stage for the announced spinoff full-length feature film. Peaky Blinders has captured millions’ imaginations by stylizing the mafioso oeuvre with imaginative cinematography, awe-inspiring costumes, and the effective use of its talented cast.
It follows the story of the Irish-Romani gang “The Peaky Blinders” (the name comes from the fact that the gang hides razor blades in their caps and often goes for the eyes of their opponents) and their growth from small-timers in the streets of Birmingham to ultimate, reaches political office and national prominence.
The series made Cillian Murphy a household name and now a mainstream Hollywood star, with the talented actor slated to play Robert Oppenheimer in the upcoming Christopher Nolan directorial “Oppenheimer.”
Cillian Murphy expectedly shines in the role he has immortalized; Natasha O’Keeffe is a revelation as his ever-suffering wife “Lizzie.” Sam Claflin and Amber Anderson shine as the real-life British Nazis Oswald Mosely and Diana Mitford. At the same time, Sophie Rundle is typically brilliant as Ada Shelby, the sensible one among the Shelby sibling.
Just like we had Hollywood superstars like Tom Hardy and Adrien Brody introduced by surprise in previous seasons, watch out for a super-talented British star in a secondary character role, sure to have larger implications in the follow-up film.
Paul Anderson’s “Arthur Shelby” is perhaps the most well-written character after Tommy in the series, and we get to see the full range of the actor, with the fearsome former top-enforcer of the gang now being reduced to a shadow of his former self, weighed down by drug abuse and a broken marriage. Anya Taylor-Joy as “Gina Gray” continues to astound, while James Frecheville as Boston crime boss “Jack Nelson” was a refreshing new addition to the cast.
Where To Watch?
Season 6 of Peaky Blinders will be streaming on Netflix from June 10. Audiences in the UK have been able to watch the series since February, with episodes dropping weekly on the BBC. The final season sees Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) come to terms with the rise of fascism at home in Britain, concurrent to the rise of Hitler in Germany, as well as the rise of new enemies both within the family and outside it, as he struggles to balance his role as a Member of Parliament and as head of a mafia family.
The guilt of the lives he has destroyed in his rise to power weighs him down, and we get more insight into his crumbling psyche and emotional turmoil in the finale season than ever before.
What Time Will It Release?
It is known to be released on June 10, 2022, at midnight PDT (Pacific Timing).
While Season 6 spends a lot of time setting up things for the spinoff film, there is enough juice in terms of narrative punch, no-holds-barred action, the series’ signature stylishness, and glamour as ‘dialogue-brazil to keep the die-hard fans satisfied. Highly recommended!