First Leaked Images Of Peaky Blinders Season 4 Emerge

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As viewers eagerly await the fourth season of Peaky Blinders, a town in Liverpool has been given a 1920s makeover for production to begin in earnest.

Photographs have now emerged from the set in which Cillian Murphy and the gang can be seen rampaging around the town of Toxteth in Liverpool, disguised as the 1920s criminal underworld of Birmingham.

The Peaky Blinders have been spotted toting pistols and, needless to say, fans are losing their minds.

Writer and creator, Steven Knight, told Deadline:

I’m very, very excited because I’m just completing Episode 6 of Series 4, which again I think is the best yet.

I’m loving it and it’s not like work. It’s not like a labour. I love doing it, and the boys are coming back and they’re loving the scripts…we start shooting in March.

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In statement to the BBC, Knight added:

I want to shine the light on the 1920s and hopefully the 1930s, making it a true between the wars family story. I want the family trajectory to continue upwards and for them to become wealthier and more powerful. The only thing I want to do is for Tommy to be knighted, to become Sir Thomas Shelby for various nefarious reasons!

I hope it does run and run all the way up to the Second World War, but it does get harder to get the cast together as the actors are being pulled into feature films. It’s a victim of its own success.

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Knight also confirmed Hardy was keen to return, saying:

Tom Hardy was very keen to return. He’s an actor in high demand but he made sure he would be available for Peaky Blinders. I know how he feels. This is my hobby – writing and directing films are the day job, but Peaky Blinders is what I do because I love it.

I have a real loyalty and affection for it, it’s my baby and I have wanted to do it for 20 years.

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The next series is expected to hit screens in October and the BBC have already ordered a fifth series.

There’s even been talk of a Peaky Blinders feature film. Watch this space.