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- 14 Jan - 20 Jan, 2023
Peaky Blinders returns to Netflix with six more episodes in the violent life of the Shelby family. When we left Tommy and his gang, it was in the wake of their botched attempt on the life of fascist rabble rouser Sir Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) in December 1929. Tommy stalked into the mists, tormented by suicidal thoughts and the memory of his dead wife. The sixth season of Peaky Blinders begins in mourning, as Polly’s body is laid in a gypsy caravan and burned in a pyre. The family looks on in solemn silence, utterly broken. But as the buggy burns, and he holds his wife Gina (Anya Taylor-Joy) closer, Michael Gray (Finn Cole) seethes. Fast forward four years. It’s now December 1933, and Prohibition has just ended. Sober since the day of Polly’s death, Tommy is on Miquelon Island, where he’s set to meet with Michael and his crew of wide fedora-wearing gangsters. They’re up from Boston, where they work for Gina’s uncle, a criminal and political power player named Jack Nelson (James Frecheville). Tommy plans to use the suddenly unemployed maritime bootleggers of Miquelon – as a French territory to run uncut Shelby Company opium into Beantown, but to do that he needs Uncle Jack’s seal of approval. He also needs Michael to carry a sample back to Boston, so he can alert the cops and get his young rival pinched for possession. Family or no family, this is business. And with no more Polly and no more booze, business is all Tommy has left. Except for Lizzie, and their daughter Ruby.