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'Peaky Blinders' Gives Emotional Message To Fans After Filming Stops Due To Coronavirus

Taylor Sakellis 19 Mar 2020

British smash-hit show Peaky Blinders is the latest show to shut down production amidst coronavirus concerns.

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The show's Instagram page announced the hiatus on Monday.

Now, Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne is taking to his Instagram to touch base with fans.

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"We were so close to the start of filming Season 6. Months of hard work by our very talented, dedicated and hardworking crew. Sets were built, costumes were made. Cameras and lenses tested. Locations were booked. All the prep was done," he started.

"It’s a real shame not to be able to make it for you at this time. But I personally want to thank the crew that I’ve spent months working with and I want to send my love and support to them and everyone else. We are in this together."

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"These are extraordinary times and we must be extraordinary in them."

"Remember who we all are as a people and look out for those around you who will find these times challenging. Dig deep. It will pass."

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He concluded: "Read that book that’s been staring at you for years. Write a poem, script, novel. Listen to music. Watch movies. Be creative. Make art. Share. Find the positive in all of this and use it. We will be better for it in the long run. Stay safe and healthy. Support the amazing people who are keeping the @nhsmillion going. Look after those around you and reach out to people."

What beautiful words in such an uncertain and stressful time!

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