Peaky Blinders season 6 filming got paused yet again following a COVID-19 case on the set.
The much-anticipated final season of Peaky Blinders faced another setback last week when one of the crew members returned a COVID-19 “false positive” result.
In accordance with the guidelines, the production employee underwent an NHS examination and was advised to self-isolate, as well as anybody who interacted with them. However, production resumed on Thursday following a new negative test.
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As per Mail Online, a spokesperson said:
Filming was stood down on Peaky Blinders because of a false-positive test result for a member of the crew.
The individual added,
In line with protocol, this person took an NHS test and anyone who came into contact with them self-isolated – the safety of our team on Peaky Blinders is of paramount importance. The NHS test has come back negative and filming will resume as normal tomorrow.
Steven Knight‘s BBC One period crime drama first halted production back in March 2020, when the coronavirus began to spread in the United Kingdom before restarting in January.
Images taken on the show’s set last week confirmed that Stephen Graham has finally joined the cast. After the creator Steven Knight announced in 2019 that Graham was being considered for a part, he was noticed in an era-specific outfit.
Cillian Murphy, who portrays Tommy Shelby, and Paul Anderson, who depicts the role of Arthur Shelby, were also pictured. The sixth and final season will also star Finn Cole (Michael Gray) and Sophie Rundle (Ada Thorne).
Meanwhile, Polly Gray‘s appearance has yet to be confirmed, following the tragic death of actress Helen McCrory from cancer in April.
Peaky Blinders season 6 is expected to arrive on BBC One in early 2022.