A new photo featuring Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby in the final season of the hit crime drama series Peaky Blinders has been released, along with a tease from director Anthony Byrne about the upcoming trailer for Season 6.
In a post on Instagram, which you can check out below, Byrne shared the photo of Murphy in character and said that the image “really sums up this final season” as both light and dark, describing Tommy as being “a man on the edge of the abyss staring into the void.” Byrne added that he and Murphy referred to this season as “Gothic,” before revealing that the photo was captured in a quick moment by photographer Robert Viglasky. He also said that a full trailer for the final season “will be with you very soon.”
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Peaky Blinders is set in the lawless streets of Birmingham as it tracks the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament. The fifth season finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will impact not only the future of his family but that of the entire nation.
Along with Murphy, some of the returning cast members include the late Helen McCrory (Skyfall) as Polly Gray, Paul Anderson (The Revenant) as Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard) as Ada Thorne (Shelby), and Finn Cole (Animal Kingdom) as Michael Gray. The cast also includes Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Gina Gray, Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread) as Jimmy McCavern, Neil Maskell (In Darkness) as Winston Churchill, and Sam Claflin (The Nightingale) as Oswald Mosley. New cast members include James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom), Conrad Khan (The Hunstman: Winter’s War), and Amber Anderson (Emma.).
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The final season of the Peaky Blinders is directed by Anthony Byrne (In Darkness) from a script written by Steven Knight with Nick Goding set as a producer. Executive producers are Caryn Mandabach, Steven Knight, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Anthony Byrne, and Cillian Murphy along with BBC’s Tommy Bulfin and Tiger Aspect’s Lucy Bedford. Peaky Blinders, from Caryn Mandabach Productions, is co-produced with Tiger Aspect Productions and distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.
The first five seasons are available to stream now on Netflix.