Castlefield to have starring role in new series of Peaky Blinders

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders Series 5. Photographer: Ben Blackall / © Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd. 2019
Castlefield provided the perfect backdrop for a selection of key scenes - and excitement levels are rising for the release of series 6
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The sense of excitement was palpable when Peaky Blinders dropped its new season trailer announcing that the multi-award-winning drama starring Cillian Murphy will land on BBC One and IPlayer in early 2022.  

The Peaky Blinders Twitter account recently posted a tweet announcing that the series will return, alongside a clip showing Murphy in his signature Tommy Shelby coat and cap walking down a dark, cobbled street with a large bag in hand.

Screen Manchester, the film office for Manchester, worked closely with the production’s locations team to facilitate access and permissions to a variety of locations across the city for the series, which could double as 1930s Birmingham. 

They were also delighted to help realise the vision of director, Anthony Byrne, to bring one of the show’s main locations to Castlefield.

Castlefield provided the perfect backdrop for a selection of key scenes – and the excitement levels are rising for the release date of series 6. 

Bobby Cochrane and his team at Screen Manchester were especially pleased to see that Castlefield’s cobbles had made the cut for this first announcement promo, which has already delighted the global fanbase of Steven Knight’s phenomenally successful story, one which has developed and evolved from tales he was told as a boy growing up in Birmingham.

Peaky Blinders was based at Space Studios Manchester and shot interiors across sound stages there. 

Screen Manchester were involved in facilitation from 2020 before filming took place in February, March and May this year.

“It was a pleasure to facilitate filming applications from this iconic BBC drama and we worked closely with the location manager and their team from late 2020,” says Bobby.

“The requests for Castlefield were some of the most ambitious and complex we have facilitated to date, but I am proud that we helped make the director’s vision a reality.

“I am excited to see how this stunning area of the city will look in this series and It has been wonderful to see the location in the first trailer.”

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