Peaky Blinders ending theories: Which of the Shelbys will die?

Peaky Blinders ending theories: Which of the Shelbys will die?

December 15, 2020

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Peaky Blinders fans will know the series is planning to end with its seventh season on the BBC. Creator Steven Knight has already opened up about his preliminary plans for this in past interviews. However, some fans think some of the Shelby family are doomed to die at the end – here’s why.

Which of the Shelbys will die at the end of Peaky Blinders?

Peaky Blinders season six is in pre-production and is hoped to return to the BBC before the end of 2021.

However, some fans are already speculating on how the whole series will conclude when the final season airs.

Knight has confirmed his plans to end his much-loved show with season seven.

He confirmed this in an interview with and other media back in 2019.

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He teased: “The main destination is the end of the whole thing, which is the start of the Second World War.

“And I know what scene that is going to be, I know how it’s going to end.

“I just want it to be a family between the wars – it starts at the end of the first and ends at the beginning of the second.”

However, one thing he has not revealed is what the fates of the characters will be when it finally concludes.

Some viewers are convinced there will be some heartbreaking deaths on the horizon for the Shelby family.

Posting on Reddit, one fan started a conversation asking what the biggest ending theories were among users.

Msummerse asked: “I was just curious, how would you like this show to actually end and what ending would make you most upset?”

In reply, several fans predicted many of the main characters would be in danger.

Fan Pbc120 replied: “Charlie and perhaps Finn will go off to fight in World War Two.

“Tommy will come to some sort of redemption but in the end the whole family (maybe except for Ada) will die in the bombings.

“And Tommy would finally be at peace so I guess I can live with it as long as he dies right at the end of the last episode of the series.”

While another user was sure it was Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) who was in the biggest danger.

Diablo516 added: “Tommy has to die, full stop. No happy ending for him.

“I’d like to see Arthur and Linda have a happy ending, but I doubt that will happen.”

A third named Thicc_sherlocc also weighed in with a worrying prediction for Tommy.


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They wrote: “I’d like for Tommy to get an UNhappy ending (get killed or kill himself) because that would be the only logical outcome.

“If he gets a happy ending, I’m going to be very disappointed in how the show depicts human nature.”

No more details have been dropped about the show’s trajectory yet so fans will have to just keep waiting to find out more.

As always, will keep Peaky Blinders viewers up to date with any news about the hit series.

Peaky Blinders seasons 1-5 are available to stream on Netflix now.

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