Season 6 of “Peaky Blinders” is fast approaching. Unfortunately, we will not see Helen McCrory in it, but Steven Knight believes that the deceased actress has been given the respect she deserves.
” Peaky Blinders ” will be back in the UK in a few days. It has been officially confirmed that the character of Aunt Polly will be missing in the final season – the new episodes will not include Helen McCrory , who died in April last year after fighting cancer. However, the creator of the series, Steven Knight, promised that her plot in the series was treated with respect.
Peaky Blinders season 6 – Steven Knight on Helen McCrory
Steven Knight spoke to Radio Times about the final season . The creator of the series emphasized how much sadness the death of the actress brought to everyone.
“The loss of the human being, the loss of Helen is the tragedy. That’s the thing. The loss of the character is infinitesimal compared to that. However, it’s our job to deal with that.
To begin with, Polly was in the series and then incrementally bit by bit, it became apparent that there was less and less she would be able to do. And so in the end, we’d reached a point where we knew that she couldn’t be in it at all.”
Helen McCrory was on the show from the very beginning. Knight promised that, despite the lack of an actress in the final episodes, the story of Aunt Polly was not treated neglectfully.
“And then you have to first of all deal with the consequences in terms of the story, taking a moment to deal with the loss of the character, but then knowing that that has a reflection in the real world with the loss of the person. So it was trying to balance all of that, and I think we’ve done it right.”
Cillian Murphy recently confessed that working on the set without Helen was downright surreal . Sophie Rundle (series Ada Thorne) also commented on this topic.
“It was a devastating thing for all of us. We’d all been in that same boat for 10 years and for her to not be there, it all felt off-kilter and wrong. So in the tribute, that’s all real, that emotion. It really was a moment to think about her and what she had been.
Like the previous ones, the 6th season of “Peaky Blinders” is to consist of six episodes. Next year, the team will shoot a film , and in September the dance performance “Peaky Blinders” will debut at the Birmingham Hippodrome .