Brad Pitt wants to ‘take part’ in Peaky Blinders, according to its creator

Cast member Brad Pitt attends the premiere for the film "Ad Astra" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Peaky Blinders is one of the most popular television shows of the last decade.

The British gangster drama, which debuted in September, 2013, and revolves around the Shelby crime family in Birmingham in the years after World War I, has proven to be so popular the world over that its creator Steven Knight has been inundated with requests from a variety of celebrities.

"We get a lot of people who get in touch and want to take part," Knight recently explained to the Guardian. "There's Brad Pitt. Snoop Dogg. A$AP Rocky, too. I think in series six we will open the door a little to get some celebrity actors in. The main thing is they have to be good. We'll just get the best actor for the part, as we did with Sam Claflin, who plays [Oswald] Mosley. He's perfect."

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders

"I always find it difficult when the audience knows a person from somewhere else and they just drop in. It's very distracting."

Luckily for fans of the show, there's still plenty of time for Knight to figure out how to get Pitt involved in Peaky Blinders.

Because while the fifth season of the show is set to come to end on Sunday September 22, Knight has previously insisted that the show will last for at least six seasons, and will probably even have a seventh, too.

"We are definitely doing [series] six and we will probably do seven," he told the Birmingham Press Club, via the Independent, back in May, 2018. "We've talked to [lead actor] Cillian Murphy and he's all for it, and the rest of the principal cast are in for it."

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio attend the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Quentin Tarantino attends the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Brad Pitt attends the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio attend the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio attend the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio attend the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio attend the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Brad Pitt attends the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino attends the "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" Press Conference during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio attends the "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" Press Conference during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Leonardo DiCaprio attends the "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" Press Conference during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Australian actress Margot Robbie poses during the photocall for the film 'Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood' in competition at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 22, 2019. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Leonardo DiCaprio attends the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Margot Robbie attends the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Margot Robbie attends the photocall for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Photocall for the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Cannes, France, May 22, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino poses with cast members Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Photocall for the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Cannes, France, May 22, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino poses with cast members Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
72nd Cannes Film Festival - News conference for the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Cannes, France, May 22, 2019. Cast member Margot Robbie attends a news conference. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Photocall for the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Cannes, France, May 22, 2019. Cast members Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio pose. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Photocall for the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Cannes, France, May 22, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino poses with cast member Brad Pitt. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
72nd Cannes Film Festival - After the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Photographers are seen on the red carpet. Picture taken May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
72nd Cannes Film Festival - After the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Cast member Leonardo DiCaprio leaves. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
72nd Cannes Film Festival - After the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino poses with his wife Daniella Pick and cast members Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
72nd Cannes Film Festival - After the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino and cast member Brad Pitt. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
72nd Cannes Film Festival - After the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino poses with his wife Daniella Pick. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
72nd Cannes Film Festival - After the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino, his wife Daniella Pick, cast members Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie pose. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
72nd Cannes Film Festival - After the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Cast members Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio pose. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
72nd Cannes Film Festival - After the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino, his wife Daniella Pick, cast members Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie pose. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Cast members Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio arrive. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Jury member Elle Fanning poses. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
72nd Cannes Film Festival - After the screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Cast member Dakota Fanning leaves. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino gestures. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino poses with his wife Daniella Pick. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Winnie Harlow poses. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino poses with cast members Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Jury Member Elle Fanning poses. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Lorenza Izzo poses. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino and cast members Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio arrive. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna pose. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Elodie Bouchez poses. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Cast members Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio arrive. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Leomie Anderson arrives. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino and cast member Margot Robbie react. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
72nd Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 21, 2019. Director Quentin Tarantino arrives with his wife Daniella Pick. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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