Hit showrunner Steven Knight has confirmed that filming of its forthcoming season will begin in September.

Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders has confirmed the speculations circulating online on the series’ future.

Tagged as one of the loudest and best-rated television productions in recent years. The big-screen adaptation of the drama series debuted on the screen in 2013 airing through 2022, bagging excellent reviews from the beginning.

He shared that Cillian Murphy, who is fresh off his recent win at the 96th Academy awards for his phenomenal performance in Oppenheimer, will return for his iconic role as gangster Tommy Shelby.

Following the enormous popularity of the six-season series, the Peaky Blinders showrunner when asked about the continuation of the series, Steven Knight last October announced that a film sequel to Peaky Blinders would be made, set during World War II.

There then was speculation about the selection of the cast. To the delight of fans, it was confirmed that the star of the production, Murphy, will return to his iconic role of Tommy Shelby.

Speaking to Birmingham World at the premiere of his new BBC series “This Town”, Knight dispelled doubts saying: “He definitely is returning for it. We’re shooting it in September just down the road in Digbeth (Loc Studios, located in the English metropolitan county of West Midlands).”

This information was met with a very enthusiastic response from recipients. “Wonderful news! This is what we’ve been waiting for, because it wouldn’t be the same without him. This will be the hottest premiere of the coming months,” reads one of many similar comments that immediately appeared on the Internet.

Tommy Shelby’s return is unsurprising as he has often talked about his interest in playing the character in a film as long as the script was of sufficient quality.

Murphy told Rolling Stone UK last year: “If there’s more story there, I’d love to do it.

“But it has to be right. Steve Knight wrote 36 hours of television, and we left on such a high. I’m really proud of that last series. So, it would have to feel legitimate and justified to do more.”

The 47-year-old actor added to the Irish Star last month revealing that whenever he was offered the opportunity to reprise his role as charismatic gangster Tommy, he would accept the offer without hesitation: “I loved playing him. I have always said that if Knight delivers a script that I know he can deliver, because he is such a phenomenal writer, I’ll be there… If we want to watch 50-year-old Tommy Shelby, I will be there. Let’s do it.”

The follow up to the enormous six seasons Birmingham-set series also adds the other productions Murphy is featuring in. H-Block, in which he stars with Pierce Brosnan and Jamie Dornan, and the comedy-drama, Hippie Hippie Shake directed by Beeban Kidron, the creator of the second part of Bridget Jones’s Diary being set to premiere next year. Joining this set is a third one by the title ‘Blood Runs Coal’.