Councillors in Birmingham are looking for collaborators to devise a concept for a potential ‘Peaky Blinders’ theme park.

Peaky Blinders could get own theme park

Peaky Blinders could get own theme park

The BBC gangster series - which told the story of the Shelby family for six seasons between 2013 to 2022 - is already getting a big screen spin-off, but and it is now expected to get an amusement park after becoming a cultural force across the world, by inspiring a revival of interest in 1920s and 1930s fashion and history.

A source told The Sun newspaper’s TV Biz column: “This may sound like a crazy idea but ‘Peaky Blinders’ was such a phenomenon and it’s reaped huge rewards for Britain.

“Although the show was ultra-violent, it also showcased our industrial past, not to mention a whole new wave of fashion and haircuts.

“So it’s actually a no-brainer for tourism chiefs keen to get the maximum draw and make the most of a TV show that was an international hit.”

The local council has been seeking collaborators to devise a concept for the attraction - which has it eyes as on the canal network around Digbeth Lock - amid the planned movie entering production.

In October, Cillian Murphy - who played gang leader Tommy Shelby in the show, which also starred Paul Anderson, Tom Hardy, Sophie Rundle, Anya-Taylor Joy and the late Helen McCrory - revealed the script was “close” to being done.

The 46-year-old actor said: “Yes, I believe so. I’ve still not read it [the script] but that’s the plan, the plan is to make a film and to continue the story but in the cinematic world rather than on the television.

“The television part of the story is finished. If there’s more stories to tell, I’m there. I just haven’t read it yet, but it’s close apparently."