Peaky Blinders: series 6 start date confirmed with Tommy Shelby mural in Digbeth

Series six of the Birmingham-inspired drama is set to air later this month

A Tommy Shelby mural revealing the start date of the sixth and final series of Peaky Blinders has been unveiled in Digbeth.

The hit BBC One show will return at the end of February for the very last time.

Designed by street artist Akse, a mural of the show’s main protagonist, Tommy Shelby, who is played by Cillian Murphy, has been painted on a building in the Business Court overlooking the Old Crown pub with the release date revealed alongside it.

Posting on the official Peaky Blinders social media pages, the BBC have released a video of the completed mural with the show’s release date - 27 February.

A Tommy Shelby mural has been unveiled in Digbeth

What will happen in series 6?

The new season follows on from series five, which introduced Sam Claflin as the leader of the British Union of Fascists, Oswald Mosley, and ended with a cliffhanger as the Shelby family were betrayed by their allies.

In the finale, Tommy’s plan to kill Mosley failed after he was outwitted by the MP, and according to the trailer, it looks as though Mosley and Tommy will again be arch enemies in series 6.

Another shocking moment of the series 5 finale was the revelation that Alfie Solomons (played by Tom Hardy) was still alive.

It was revealed that Tommy had not actually killed Alfie in series 4, but just injured him, when viewers were previously left believing he had been killed off.

The mural has been painted on the the side of The Old Crown in Digbeth
The mural has been painted on the the side of The Old Crown in Digbeth

Alfie then helped Tommy with his botched plan to assassinate Mosley.

The final episode of the series also revealed that Michael Gray (Finn Cole) was planning to take control of the Peaky Blinders with Tommy demoted.

Bur after Tommy rejected his plan, it looked as though Michael would pursue it regardless.

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