Netflix has confirmed its order of a Peaky Blinders movie with Cillian Murphy reprising his role as Birmingham gangster Tommy Shelby.

The new Netflix movie is made in association with BBC Film.

Cillian Murphy said: “It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me. It is very gratifying to be recollaborating with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders. This is one for the fans.”

The film, which goes into production later this year, will be an “epic” continuation of the multi-award-winning, six-season gangster saga.

Tom Harper, who directed episodes of the show’s first season in 2013, will direct the new film from a script by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight. “When I first directed Peaky Blinders over 10 years ago, we didn’t know what the series would become, but we did know that there was something in the alchemy of the cast and the writing that felt explosive,” Harper said. “Peaky has always been a story about family — and so it’s incredibly exciting to be reuniting with Steve and Cillian to bring the movie to audiences across the world on Netflix.”

Steven Knight said: “I’m genuinely thrilled that this movie is about to happen. It will be an explosive chapter in the Peaky Blinders story. No holds barred. Full on Peaky Blinders at war.”

Jon Creamer

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