Peaky Blinders is a show that follows the lives of the Shelby family who suffered a great mental impact from World War 1. Set in the 19th century, the Shelbys try to build a large business empire. They are led by the leadership of younger, but wiser and wittier, brother Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy). The previous season left us at an enormous cliffhanger regarding plans for Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin). Now, season 7 of Peaky Blinder might end up at the foothills of World War 2. So, things are only going to become interesting from this point onwards.
Let’s not get the wrong idea that there is going to be a couple more seasons. Unfortunately, Steven Knight’s words still hold true when he mentioned that Season 7 of Peaky Blinders will be its final one.
Peaky Blinders Season 7 Set in 1934
War has somehow shaped the minds of the Shelby Family, especially the brothers. Thomas and Arthur, both fought in the First Great War, and this rocked them to their cores. Season 6 mostly showcased Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) battling his inner demons after a 1929 Wall Street crash massively damaged his empire. Along with this, there was a growing threat of fascism looming in the appearance of Oswald Mosely (Sam Claflin).
Peaky Blinders’ season 7 is supposed to pick up from [spoiler ahead] from the murder plan that went south. Set in 1934, there is a good chance that the show will have a story that is affected by events leading up to World War 2.
In fact, Steven Knight and Cillian Murphy held an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. A fan put out a question to ask which historical event would the show like to explore. To this, Knight replied with “World War 2”. Cillian Murphy added to this by: “The events that led up to the beginning of World War Two.”
According to ExpressUK, Knight also said that he knows which destination he wants to take the show. He said that the main destination is the start of the Second Great War.