After announcing earlier this week that Cillian Murphy starrer Peaky Blinders will not be drafted into a seventh season – the sixth being the last – director Steven Knight on Thursday confirmed that the team has decided to finally pursue a movie. While talking to Variety, Knight mentioned that the movie will release post the sixth season.

With a year’s worth production lost to the pandemic, the British thriller wearing a post World War backdrop of Birmingham, saw the entire season 7 – which was supposed to be the last – get eliminated. However, talking about the movie idea, Knight said, that he is going to give a fitting end to the story.

“We are in development. It’s a fully formed idea and it has a beginning, middle, and end. And I think it’s going to be a fitting conclusion to the story told so far,” Knight said.

Knight explained, “There will be things I don’t really call spinoffs, but there will be other TV shows that I hope will come out of [the movie], that will continue to tell the story of this part of society and this family.”

Along with ‘Peaky Blinders’, Knight has also been developing the screenplay for ‘Spencer’– Princess Diana’s biopic being directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Kristen Stewart.

“We are about to start filming. I can’t remember the exact date, but we’re very close to filming. We’re COVID ready. We’ve got a cast all in place and we’re ready to go, and Pablo’s brilliant. Working on the script has been a pleasure. I think it’s a different perspective on a story that we don’t all know well, but we all feel we now are a part of it. And I just found the whole thing fascinating. To talk to people who knew her and to try and get a view of this person — who this person really was — who was an ordinary person in extraordinary situations, is the way I think of her,” Knight said about the project.

The fifth season of the ‘Peaky Blinders’ came out in 2019.