Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne has teased a major change for the upcoming sixth season

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Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne has teased a significant change for the upcoming sixth season.

On Thursday (March 26), the show’s official Instagram account revealed a brand-new style for its Garrison Pub, with Byrne describing the reason for its redesign.

Alongside images of a significantly-darker-looking Garrison, the manager wrote: “Here is a sneak peek at the new Garrison pub. I want to point out that it was almost finished and is lit in these images not and by work lights by Mathieu Plainfosse, our amazing cinematographer.

“This is the back bar of the Garrison Pub. I didn’t want to modify the front bar too much for narrative reasons that I can not go into.”

Byrne explained that they wanted to make the pub darker and use gold and black as those two colors”run thematically through season six”.

“I wanted to change the back bar and in conversations with Nicole Northridge, our amazing Production Designer that I worked with on S5, we wanted to make it rather dark and use black and gold in the color scheme,” he said.

“Black and Gold are just two colors that operate thematically through S6 and that I wished to coat them anywhere I could that made feel to the locations of the characters who’d be in these places.”

He added: “As to the significance and themes that gold and black signify, well… you’ll just have to wait and see. However, I was happy with how the set looked at the stage and we spent a great deal of time on the background, the embossed receiving the tone of the golden and the black and filigree.

Referring to the coronavirus pandemic, Byrne completed by telling fans to”stay healthy and safe”.

Like virtually every other scripted series, Peaky Blinders has suspended filming to guard the cast, crew and their families out of the virus.

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