The latest series of Peaky Blinders is currently in the filming stage. Cillian Murphy revealed that the filming would begin in March. True to his word last month Cillian was seen running around the streets of Liverpool in complete Tommy Shelby attire holding a gun. Other images show Tommy surrounded by white smoke which assumes shots were fired. So it seems series four will continue with its dramatic and tense scenes to thrill fans.
The end of season three had a real nail-biting climax as the police arrived and arrested Polly, Michael, Arthur and John. But if the images of the filming scenes are anything to go by it seems Tommy has managed to get them out of the police hands as he was seen laughing with his onscreen brother Arthur, played by Paul Anderson during a break.
Although the drama is set in Birmingham many of the scenes were filmed in Liverpool which you can see on our Peaky Blinders tour here. Last month Kinmel Street, South Street, and Powis Street were all transformed to look like the 1920s. You can see the vintage billboards and classic cars been driven onto the streets in the video below:
When will Peaky Blinders season 4 air?
Filming of the current series is expected to last until the end of June this year. Then they will spend 3 months editing the show. This means the series could be shown on BBC2 around October or November this year. This is what happened with season 3 so although no official dates have been released; this is the thinking behind the expected release.
How many episodes will there be?
It is thought there will be 6 episodes like all the other series. In January the show’s creator Steven Knight said he had almost finished writing episode 6 which we presume was the final episode.
Any new cast members?
Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody tweeted a picture of himself in period costume on the set confirming he is appearing in the new series. There is no talk of what character he is playing but Steven Knight said he was perfect for the role. Knight said, “He genuinely was the actor in my head when I wrote the part. I’m sure he will be a formidable presence in the world of the Peaky Blinders.” Also Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen is set to feature in this new series. Again there is no word on what role he is playing yet.
Regarding the rest of the cast obviously Cillian Murphy will return as the head of the family Thomas Shelby. Tom Hardy is also back as Alfie Solomons. Other main cast members are all returning such as Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Joe Cole, Finn Cole, Aimee-Ffion Edwards and Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keefe and Packy Lee.
Are they filming any scenes in Birmingham?
There are rumours that more scenes will be filmed at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley in May. Once again the Museum will be transformed into Charlie Strong’s scrap metal yard which is the place where Tommy stores and exports his illegal goods.
Will season 4 roll straight on from season 3?
Well again this is rumour but because there is a new older child playing Tommy’s son Charlie, it is assumed the next series will have moved on by a couple of years.
October cannot come round soon enough for us here at BMT. We are all serious fans and cant wait to see the Shelby’s carry on their shenanigans!