The finale of “Peaky Blinders” will be an feature-length episode that builds expectations for an upcoming franchise film, says director Anthony Byrne.
Byrne told RadioTimes.com that the season 6 broadcast has a playing time of 81 minutes.
“It’s such a peaky thing to do for the last hurray. It’s the 10:22 news for just one night,” Byrne said. “It feels very, very different from the rest of the season. It feels very, very different from anything we’ve done before. It is very epic in scope. It feels like a movie – it’s a kind of dry run for the feature film. “
Show creator Steven Knight also told RadioTimes.com that the upcoming film will be an “untold story that happened in World War II that the Peakys are going to be involved in”.
Byrne has previously responded to criticism about the change in the show’s tone, especially for last season.
“You’re taking a show like Peaky that’s culturally relevant, it’s a TV phenomenon, and there’s an expectation, ‘I want Arthur kicking shit out of people, and I want Tommy as Tommy and more Peaky. things, “Byrne told NME.
“Season 4 was it. Season 4 was a gangster season with the Italians and the Peakys,” he added. “There was a lot of gangster stuff with guns and all that. And then season five was about the rise of fascism, and it was getting darker.
“There will always be an element of people who want the same things, but we are not in it for it because it has to evolve and it has to change,” he told RadioTimes.com. “And it should challenge the audience’s expectations and take you on a far deeper experience than you expect to go.”
Season 6 of “Peaky Blinders” continues on BBC One on Sunday 27 March. The final season goes to Netflix on June 10th.