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Peaky Blinders season 6 Netflix release date is finally confirmed — and it's not good

Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, in a church, in a still image from Peaky Blinders season 6
(Image credit: Robert Viglasky / Peaky Blinders on Twitter)

Earlier this week, we analyzed potential Peaky Blinders season 6 Netflix release dates, as the show is currently airing first on the BBC before the big red streaming machine gets it. And while we're happy Netflix finally confirmed the release date for the next batch, this isn't exactly what we were hoping for.

As Variety (opens in new tab) reported, Peaky Blinders season 6 (which is the final season, though a movie will follow) comes out on Netflix on June 10, 2022. And while some fans of the show may be elated to have a date to circle on their calendars, this is an odd break from the previous Netflix release dates for the Cillian Murphy-led series. 

And this delay will likely encourage fans in the U.S. to use alternate ways to watch the series to avoid spoilers online. Speaking of which, we've got a whole guide for how to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 online right now, no matter where in the world you are.

For the past two seasons, fans only waited mere weeks, or even a day in season 4's case, for Netflix to get the show. A two-plus month window such as this is not doing anyone any favors. Check out the chart below to see how the wait to see Peaky Blinders season 6 on Netflix compares to that of previous years.

Peaky Blinders Netflix release date history

Peaky Blinders seasonFinale dateNetflix premiere date
Season 6April 3, 2022 (scheduled)June. 10, 2022
Season 5Sept. 22, 2019Oct. 4, 2019
Season 4Dec. 20, 2017Dec. 21, 2017
Season 3June 9, 2016May 31, 2016
Season 2Nov. 6, 2014Nov. 14, 2014
Season 2Oct. 17, 2013Sept. 30, 2014

As for this upcoming week's next episode, check out our preview in our article about how to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 episode 5 online.

Analysis: Netflix releases can be confusing

If you thought (as we did) that Peaky Blinders season 6 was coming to Netflix in April, don't feel bad. This whole art of predicting Netflix dates is more confusing than reading tea leaves. 

This isn't the only Netflix release date for a show that streams somewhere else first that we've had our eyes on as of late. When it came to the Better Call Saul season 5 Netflix release date, we only found out this week that the penultimate season of the AMC series will hit Netflix on April 4.

That's a mere two weeks before season 6 debuts, giving fans a small window to either rewatch or catch up when Better Call Saul season 6 arrives on April 18.

Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.