What's the plot of Peaky Blinders Season 6?
The Season 5 finale was a bit of a doozy. Tommy had an entire scheme to take out his political rival, Oswald Mosley, a British facist who did, in fact, exist in real life. Tommy broke out Barney, an expert sniper and old war buddy, in order to kill Mosley during a political rally. Of course, it backfired, ending with Shelby ally Aberama Gold dead and Tommy putting a gun to his head at the end of the episode. Mosley, however, is still very much alive, leaving further unresolved threads that will surely carry over into next season.
The biggest question at hand, however, is who betrayed Tommy and caused his plan to fail (we have some thoughts). Of course, Season 6 must also further grapple with Tommy's suicidal ideation -- we're assuming that he doesn't die after Season 5, given that actor Cillian Murphy is confirmed to return.
Past that, we also know that Season 6 will delve more into Gina's influential, American family as well as people from Oswald Mosley's social circle. That being said, we won't be seeing much of the American mob. "I think it's a bit of a minefield, because it's been done a lot," series creator Steven Knight told Digital Spy. Knight has no intentions to touch the likes of Al Capone at any point in Peaky Blinders' future.
The new season will take us up to 1934, where "things are worse," Knight told NME. "The drum beat is getting louder, tensions are worse and Tommy is right in the middle of all that. Again, it will be an exploration of what was going on in the '30s and how certain things transpired." We can expect Season 6 to be just as firmly mired in the politics of the time as Season 5, and according to Knight, "it is a tragedy."