The sixth and final series in the Shelby family saga, Peaky Blinders was made available across the United Kingdom in February. And now international viewers can stream the final season of a period gangster after Netflix confirmed its global rollout. Peaky Blinders will be made available worldwide on the streaming platform from June 10, with the dreadful proclamation that it had ‘one last deal to be done.’
Netflix made the official announcement on Twitter while simply tweeting, “There’s one last deal to be done. The sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders premieres on June 10.” Peaky Blinders follows a gangster family epic set in 1900s England, centering on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Variety, leading star Cillian Murphy stated, “I think this is the culmination of the series that hopefully improves upon the last season and makes the most recent one the richest and deepest one that we possibly can.” He then explained that since the tragic loss of actress Helen McRory last year, the cast is ‘determined’ to make it ‘special.’
The Irish actor, who plays gang leader Tommy Shelby continued, “Partially because of all of the pandemic s*** happening in the world and, of course, the really sad loss of (Helen) McCrory.” He explained that the series works to ‘honor’ Helen and hopes that the show will ‘live up to her memory.’ “Her presence and her character’s presence are very much still felt in the series, and it is very much part of Tommy’s journey in the season.”
This comes as fans of the show praise the sixth season-opening episode for its handling of Helen’s death. Tommy was still alive and kicking, having not shot himself in the field viewers last saw him in at the end of series five. The episode also saw the burial of Polly Gray along with an on-screen tribute to Helen reading, “Dedicated to the memory of Helen McCrory OBE ‘Polly Gray.'”