Cillian Murphy is set to return for a “Peaky Blinders” movie, according to the series creator Steven Knight.

"He definitely is returning for it,” Knight told Birmingham World on March 19 about Murphy's involvement in the "Peaky Blinders" movie.

“We're shooting it in September just down the road in Digbeth," Knight added.

Knight, who was speaking during the premiere of his new BBC series “The Town," went on to praise Murphy for his recent Oscar win: "It was so deserved.

"I mean he's brilliant, and he's such a great human being and he leads the line when we're shooting and he's so level headed and straight forward.

"He deserves everything he gets."

Speculation about a "Peaky Blinders" film has been rife for years.

Prior to the show's conclusion, Knight told Deadline in 2021: “Covid changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end 'Peaky' with a movie. That is what is going to happen.”

In 2023, a year after the last episode of "Peaky Blinders" aired, Murphy told Rolling Stone that he'd be interested in reprising his role as Tommy Shelby on the big screen.

"If there’s more story there, I’d love to do it," Murphy said in May 2023. 

"But it has to be right.

"Steve Knight wrote 36 hours of television, and we left on such a high.

"I’m really proud of that last series. So, it would have to feel legitimate and justified to do more." 

More recently, Murphy said during an interview with Desert Island Discs in February that he is "totally" up for a "Peaky Blinders" movie.

"I have always said that if there is more story to tell, and if Steven Knight delivers a script that I know he can deliver, because he's such a phenomenal writer, I'll be there.

"If we want to watch 50-year-old Tommy Shelby, let’s do it."