Peaky Blinders’ final series is available on Netflix. Fans are again riveted by the stories of Tommy Shelby and his family. The series aired over six seasons and featured the Shelby family as gangsters in the 1920s and 1930s Birmingham. It was last aired on BBC One earlier this year. It is now available on Netflix streaming service, and will be available worldwide starting June 10.
The show’s original location is in Birmingham’s Small Heath, but in recent years, filming has been mostly in and around the north-west. Manchester and Liverpool’s streets and waterways were used as doubles for Brum during the action.
The sixth series was no exception. Cillian Murphy, the show’s star, and film crews were seen filming in Manchester and Castlefield over several weeks last summer. You can also visit many locations in the region.
Although a number of Manchester’s cobbled streets were used in previous series to make Birmingham twice as big, series six saw the entire of Castlefield taken over by the BBC for several weeks to make the 1930s Small Heath. This is the area south of Birmingham where the Peaky Blinders terrorized the streets from the 1890s to the 1910s.
Anthony Byrne, Peaky Blinders’ director, decided to take control of Castlefield, Manchester, for series six filming. He wanted to create Small Heath and Garrison Lane – because of its atmospheric mix of bridges, canals and cobbled streets.
It was an amazing experience to witness this com come to fruition one year later. Thanks to some incredible collaborators, friends, and the perseverance and talent that Nicole Northridge, our production designer, and Jess Dove, our location manager, it all came together. You will see more of it on 27th.
Castlefield, which is not used for film sets, is a popular spot on the edge of the city. It’s home to many canal-side bars, restaurants, and a variety of live music at Sounds of the City.
But yet again, Castlefield doubled for Brum in these scenes, with purpose-built sets all across the area.It was part of a huge production effort between the Peaky Blinders team and ScreenManchester.Jessica Dove, the supervising location manager for Peaky Blinders 6 was full of praise for Screen Manchester and Bobby Cochrane for facilitating the vast production in the city last year.
She stated that Bobby and his team made the Peaky Blinders dream come true in Castlefield. With its cobbled canals, arches and enormous scale, it served as the perfect backdrop for some of the most thrilling scenes.
Bobby was there every day, from the initial ideas stage when we were trying to figure out what might be possible, through the inevitable adjustments of dates and plans, long nights shootings, and finally, the strike and reinstatement. Bobby said: “The Castlefield requests were the most complex and ambitious we have ever facilitated, but I am proud to have helped make the director’s vision a reality.