In the latest Peaky Blinders update, it would seem the notorious Alfie Solomons will be back for the fourth season of the BBC’s post-war crime drama.
Tom Hardy, who portrays the prolific gangster, has been spotted on set in Toxeth, Liverpool – where the town has been completely transformed and taken over by the gun-toting Hollywood stars of Peaky Blinders.
The 39-year-old was photographed arriving on the 1920s set just after 8pm on Tuesday in a full Alfie Solomon get-up, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Just one day after Cillian Murphy – who plays the nefarious Thomas Shelby – was spotted filming for Peaky Blinders season four, Hardy has rushed into the action.
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Hardy’s return has been the topic of much speculation.
In a statement to the BBC, writer and creator, Steven Knight said:
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.
Although the narrative follows a Birmingham gang and their tumultuous relationship with Londoner, Alfie Solomons, much of the BBC period drama is filmed in the streets of Liverpool.
FYI, Kinmel Street, South Street, Dublin Street and Powis Street have all be cordoned off so the stars can create excellent television uninterrupted… Just in case you’re in the area.
The next series is expected to hit screens in October and the BBC have already ordered a fifth series. Hopefully Shelby and Solomons will be battling it out until the bitter end.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.