'Peaky Blinders' star Paul Anderson has hinted the show will be back next month.

Paul Anderson has hinted at the release of the new season

Paul Anderson has hinted at the release of the new season

The 43-year-old actor - who plays Arthur Shelby Jr on the BBC period drama - has shared a black and white photo of himself alongside co-star Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby) in character and revealed they will put their guns "down for the last time" in February.

He wrote on Instagram: "This is the first ever image of Tommy and Arthur.

"We picked these guns up for the first time 10 years ago, and next month we put them down for the last time!

"Coming soon... PEAKY BLINDERS SEASON 6 @peakyblindersseason6 thank you to our amazing fans for waiting and for the incredible love over the last decade (sic)"

No release date has been confirmed for the sixth and final season of the show.

Late actress Helen McCrory - who died aged 52 in April after a battle with cancer - won't be appearing as she didn't shoot scenes as Polly Gray when filming resumed in January 2021.

A spokeswoman recently said: "Helen did not film with us in series six but Polly is an ever-present part of the show.

“She is forever the matriarch of the Shelby family and her presence is always felt by Tommy and the rest of the family. Her influence is an integral part of the season.”

It's said Helen's character Polly - whom she played from the first season in 2013 - was meant to have a bigger role in the story of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his gang.

Production on the sixth season of the drama was halted back in March 2020 after Helen and Cillian told bosses they weren't "comfortable" on set during the pandemic.

The following month, she explained: "The next morning I woke and told my producer I'm not comfortable doing this anymore ... Cillian Murphy did the same.

"Together with the producers, we approached the BBC and said we're going to pull this now before we have to do this down the line."

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