Good news, Peaky Blinders fans! Filming for season 6 has started up again, after coronavirus put it all on hold.
If you can’t wait for your next fix of Tommy Shelby and co, then you hopefully won’t have to wait too much longer.
The news was confirmed over on the official Twitter account today.
However, eagle-eyed fans have noticed a line that suggests season six could be the final one, and they’re not happy.
They also shared a masked-up picture of star Cillian Murphy.
Spoilers ahead, just in case you’ve forgotten how things were left at the end of Season 5.
Tommy’s plan to kill Oswald Mosley at a fascist rally didn’t go as it should. The far-right politician survived the attempt, and Aberama Gold was killed instead.
The last thing you saw of Tommy was him yelling in a misty field and holding a gun to his head. He seemed poised to pull the trigger.
It turns out Season 6 will pick up again right with that scene.
Speaking to Digital Spy, director Anthony Byrne says: “It picks up directly. So, the very first image you will see will be back in that field… Tommy, with a gun to his head. Then, we will move on from there, we resolve that amazing moment… it’s great.”
Fans are hoping that he doesn’t shoot himself, but he has been battling PTSD, grief, hallucinations and more. All of this on top of an unhealthy alcohol dependency.
“Ruthless And Relentless”
Cillian Murphy who plays Tommy says it’s “exhausting” playing the “ruthless and relentless” character.
In an interview with LADbible, he said: “It’s an absolute gift, the character. I never anticipated having the opportunity to play the character for this length of time and to have the privilege of working on such great material, for people to have so much affection for the show, for it to have such reach, culturally and everything else.”
“I love it, I mean, it’s exhausting, but I would never moan about it because it’s an actor’s dream really” he continued.
“He’s clearly a man who’s suffered serious trauma and it’s talked about, him being in the trenches in France in World War One, you know he was tunneler, which is the worst possible job you could have. Clearly he’s never dealt with these things, clearly most of the men that were spat out of that conflict were now just told to get on with their lives.”
“So I think with Tommy it manifested itself with ruthless and relentless ambition, but I don’t think he ever spent time trying to fix himself and I think the scars of that, the damage that has been inflicted on him by others and by himself is coming home to roost.”
Are you excited?
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