‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 6: Fans React To Tommy Shelby’s Final Stand
Season 6 of Peaky Blinders is set three years after the events of season 5, in 1933, and things seem more desperate than ever
After a long 889-day wait, fans of BBC’s Peaky Blinders were treated to the first episode of the what will be the sixth and final season of the show.
Set three years after the events of season 5, we’re now in 1933, and things seem more desperate than ever. Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) has found himself out of work as prohibition comes to an end in the United States, and now seeks to turn his bootleg whiskey business into another illicit trade — one concerning opium.
The season also shines the spotlight on Michael’s (Finn Cole) wife Gina (Anna Taylor-Joy) — both of whom seem on the precipice of bringing Tommy’s reign to an end.
Showrunner Steven Knight has also had to write around the tragic death of Helen McCrory, who played the iconic role of Elizabeth ‘Polly’ Gray. Without giving too much away, this was done with tact and respect and in a way that promises further intriguing plot points while paying tribute to what Murphy described as ‘the beating heart of that show’.
The passing of Polly Gray couldn't have been scripted any better, a perfect tribute to the great Helen McCrory. It takes an incredible cast to have the courage to act out those scenes and they did her proud. Brilliant first episode. #PeakyBlinders pic.twitter.com/XPygx5E9mA— Luke Higgins (@LukeHiggins) February 27, 2022
All in all, a great start to a great finale. As reviews and first impressions poured in, fans on Twitter began to share their excitement about the season premiere as well as the last few episodes of the show:
in honour of peaky blinders day, here is a reminder of how sexy the cinematography is pic.twitter.com/NAzDxq5wDN— ellie PEAKY SPOILERS (@gyllenledgers) February 27, 2022
Me running to the sofa to watch Peaky Blinders 🏃♀️pic.twitter.com/KYncS6uTy7— Mariana 🦋(Peaky Spoilers) (@Nana_MgC) February 27, 2022
Apart from Murphy’s always-perfect portrayal of Tommy Shelby, fans also eagerly await the return of Tom Hardy as the wisecracking Jewish gangster, Alfie Solomons.
Peaky Blinders season 6 premiered on February on BBC One, and will stream on Netflix in the coming weeks.
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