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Peaky Blinders Season Six will “be best yet” and Pay Tribute to Helen McCrory Show Creator Says

Show Creator Steven Knight Teases Season 6

by Husna Anjum | August 26, 2021 | Birmingham Live

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight promises season six will be the “best one yet” and include tribute to the late Helen McCrory, who played matriarch Polly Gray.

Fans were devastated by the death of the renowned actress, who played matriarch Polly Gray, when she died from cancer at age 52 in April.

Show creator Steven Knight could not reveal if Polly Gray scenes were filmed for season six.

But when asked if viewers would see a tribute to Helen Mcrory, the screenwriter said: “In the show, you certainly will. There are plans for other things which may precede broadcasting.”

“It (season six) will be, in my opinion, by far the best yet. More of the same but different.”

Helen McCrory is best known for her role in the Peaky Blinders as Elizabeth “Polly” Gray, the tough matriarch of the Shelby family.

She also starred in the Harry Potter series, The Queen and recent ITV drama Quiz.

Peaky Blinders has paid their own tribute to actress Helen McCrory (Image: BBC)

Steven Knight shared the sneak peak at Birmingham Central Library where it was announced he would be behind Birmingham 2022 opening and closing ceremonies.

The opening ceremony takes place at Alexander StadiumPerry Barr on July 28 2022. Tickets go on sale September 8.

He shared: “I got a kind invitation to take part and I am joining an incredible team of BAFTA, Emmy and Grammy winners.

“A lot of us are from Birmingham so we have a vested interest in making this opening ceremony and games something that tells the whole world what a great city this is.”

Steven could not reveal any details but stated the ceremony would showcase Birmingham’s past and future.

Will Thomas Shelby make an appearance? Steven joked: “He’ll be on security!

Other entertainment veterans behind the ceremonies include theatre director Iqbal Khan, writer Maeve Clarke and musician Joshua ‘RTKal’ Holness.

Season six of Peaky Blinders is back in production after Covid delays although the release date is unknown.

You can see Steven Knight’s  video interview here.

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