The series "Peaky Blinders" has become somewhat of an audience favorite due to the deal, between the BBC and Netflix [VIDEO], which allows US viewers to watch the show on the streaming platform. Until now, fans have been in the know of an upcoming fifth season, after the fourth came to a close last December, but we have new confirmation of two further forthcoming seasons for the gangster series. Viewers will be pleased to hear that the show is looking to continue for quite a few years yet, instead of coming to a close after the fifth season as was originally intended.

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Show's creator confirms a six and seventh season

In a recent interview conducted with the BBC, the show's creator and director Steven Knight has, indeed, confirmed that he is currently working on the fifth season.

Instead of just leaving speculation for the future of the series beyond that, he also went on to reveal details that he has both a sixth and a seventh season planned.

In a past interview, Steven Knight previously stated that he had plans to bring the series to a close after season 5, [VIDEO] reports entertainment.ie. However, it seems that he's had quite the change of heart and now wishes to push the success of the series even further. And the decision isn't completely out-of-the-blue, either, considering the overwhelmingly positive audience response to the show. The season four finale alone racked in an impressive and record-breaking 3.6 million viewers, according to Deadline.com. The episode has been deemed to have received the biggest audience ever on the channel BBC Two.

The existing cast will be returning for the many upcoming episodes

Fans, far and wide, will also be glad to hear that Steven Knight has confirmed that the existing cast members are all for the future potential that the series holds.

Knight mentions, "We've talked to Cillian Murphy and he's all for it, and the rest of the principal cast are in for it."

It seems that fans will be able to rest easy knowing that there's the promise of quite a few more episodes and plot twists to come. It's been reported by The Independent that production for season five is set to begin later this fall in Birmingham, UK. In a further interview with Birmingham Press Club, he also went onto consolidate: “We are definitely doing [series] six and we will probably do seven."

If that's not enough and you still want even more promise of the continuation of the gangster franchise, Steven Knight has also expressed an interest in creating a ballet spin-off of the show, and it seems that fans are already excited for it. No matter where the future seasons take us, it's safe to say that we won't be saying goodbye to "Peaky Blinders" any time soon.