The final season of Peaky Blinders has already begun to be broadcast on BBC One. The Steven Knight series is premiering its sixth cycle on the English network, which will serve to fire the Shelby family and the rest of the Birmingham gangsters.
Fans of fiction had to wait a long time for this moment. Like several other productions, Peaky Blinders also suffered several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, the cast was hit by the death of actress Helen McCroy, who played “Polly” Gray on the series.
This February 27, the BBC broadcast the first chapter of the latest season and will show a new episode every Sunday until April 3. That day will be a kind of momentary farewell for one of the greatest recent successes on English television. Momentary because the production has also announced the making of a film that will mark the end of the story.
The figures left by the premiere of the sixth season are historic for the series. The first episode was watched live by 3.8 million viewers, leaving behind the season five premiere that added 3.7 million viewers and was the most watched of Peaky Blinders so far.
For now, it remains to be seen how many additional viewers the delayed viewings will add, where the record reaches 7.41 million viewers at the beginning of the fifth cycle of fiction.
Meanwhile, fans from other countries are watching expectantly as the series breaks audience records in England and eagerly await Peaky Blinders to hit Netflix later. The problem, for them, is that the exact date on which this could happen is still unknown.