According to Deadline, Stephen Graham (The Irishman, Boardwalk Empire) is set to join the cast of BBC’s hit drama Peaky Blinders for its sixth season — as soon as production is able to start on the new season.
Graham reportedly told the Pound For Pound podcast that he was “supposed to be starting Peaky Blinders but that has been put on hold indefinitely. My agent spent a lot of time putting that together.” The actor did not share details about the upcoming role.
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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. This new 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.
In season 5, as the Shelbys grapple with the 1929 stock market crash, Tommy confronts new threats to his power from younger family members and fascist rivals.
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Along with Murphy, some of the returning cast members include Helen McCrory (Skyfall) as Polly Gray, Paul Anderson (The Revenant) as Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard) as Ada Thorne (Shelby), and poet/musician Benjamin Zephaniah as Jeremiah Jesus. New cast members include Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Gina Gray, Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread) as Jimmy McCavern, Neil Maskell (In Darkness) as Winston Churchill, Kate Dickie (The Witch) as Mother Superior, and Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth) as Barney.
The series is created by Steven Knight and comes from Tiger Aspect and Caryn Mandabach Productions.
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