Get Yourself To Birmingham: A 'Peaky Blinders' Escape Room Is Opening Soon

By order of the Peaky f*cking Blinders!

This year, the Shelby clan will be back in Season 5 of Peaky Blinders, which fans have been eager to get their hands on since the conflict with the Changretta family at the end of the last season. To accompany this joyous news, the BBC is preparing a special attraction for fans of the mafia series: the British channel will soon open the first escape game set in the Peaky Blinders universe.

To provide players with complete immersion in the daily lives of Tommy Shelby and his clan, the escape rooms will be located in Birmingham, the city our antihero hails from. The BBC is collaborating with Escape Live for the project, and the goal is to open several across the United Kingdom if it's successful. 

There's still a lot of mystery surrounding the attraction and we know nothing yet about the scenario which will be set up in the escape room. When contacted, Escape Live didn't tell us much, apart from the fact that there could be actors playing Arthur, Michael or even Aunt Polly. 

As for the decor, we're imagining a reconstruction of the Garrison, the pub purchased by Tommy in Season 2. Our favorite idea for the plot would be an attack by Alfie Solomons and his mercenaries, or a rescue in extremis of the bar.

The Peaky Blinders escape game will open in summer 2019, while the date for the release of Season 5 hasn't yet been revealed by the BBC. The series is guaranteed to be back for at least another two seasons, and several video games from the franchise are currently being prepared, including a virtual reality experience. 

The four seasons of Peaky Blinders are available in full on Netflix.


Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Adrien Delage, published on 15/05/2019