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28th May 2021

Cillian Murphy tells Peaky Blinders fans to strap in for ’emotional climax’ of final series

Charlie Herbert

“Very big themes and big emotions.”

Cillian Murphy has warned Peaky Blinders fans that the upcoming series of the hit drama will be an emotional climax to the show.

Earlier this year it was announced that the sixth series of the show, which is currently being filmed in Manchester (yep, not filmed in Birmingham), will be the final one, although creator and writer Steven Knight promised that the show will continue in another form.

And star of the show Cillian Murphy, who plays Tommy Shelby, promised that fans would be in for an emotional ride as the hugely successful show comes to an end.

Speaking in an interview Men’s Health, the actor said that the word the cast and crew have been using to describe the final season is “gothic.”

“Very big themes and big emotions,” Murphy explains. “It feels like a climax of something.”

Of course a lot of the emotion will also come from the tragic passing of Helen McCrory in April. The actor, who played family matriarch Aunt Poly in the show, died at the age of just 52 after a battle with cancer.

And Murphy admitted that it had made filming for the last series especially difficult and emotional.

He told the Men’s Health: “We’re all still deeply, deeply saddened.

“I’m deeply saddened and still trying to get over it. It’s hard to think of the series without her. She was so much a part of that. And always my favourite storylines were the Poly/Tommy storylines.”

Murphy said that the series will be dedicated to McCrory, who had been in the show from the very first episode in 2013.