The creator of ‘Peaky Blinders’ has confirmed when the filming of the next film about the Shelbys will begin .

The critically acclaimed BBC drama, starring actor Cillian Murphy, took home the award for Best Drama at this year’s National Television Awards last night on October 13.

Steven Knight revealed in his acceptance speech that production will begin in May of next year.

Speaking with Digital Spy , Knight was allowed to share some details of what fans can expect from the plot.

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It takes place on Mars, ” the writer joked, before teasing what could become a potential spoiler .

No, it’s set in World War II. It takes place in WWII.

Knight had previously confessed his fascination with this war conflict and his willingness to explore stories from that time that had never been told before.

I’ve had this in mind for a while now, a story with the Peakys during World War II, and I’ve taken three true stories to integrate into the film, ” he told the Radio Times in September.

Certain secret and unknown stories about World War II, including the Peakys there.

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It’s always interested me because, during World War II, there was a lot going on, there was a lot of death and destruction. A lot of events happened that haven’t made it into the history books. That’s what I’m focusing on .”

In a recent interview with Today FM , Murphy commented that the script was on the right track.

I haven’t read it yet but that’s the plan. The idea is to make a movie and follow the story in the movie world and not on TV,” Knight mentioned. ” The part of the history of television is already finished. If there are more stories to tell, I will be there. I have not read it yet but it is finished, apparently.

Throughout this process, creator Knight has had quite a bit of work to do. It was recently confirmed that he would be reuniting with Stephen Graham for a new Disney+ series, which will take a closer look at London’s illegal boxing in Victorian times.

‘Peaky Blinders’ has all its seasons available for streaming on Netflix.

Jo Berry Jo Berry is a freelance writer and editor specialising in movies and TV.