Fans Of 'Peaky Blinders' Want Stephen Graham To Play Al Capone In Series Five


If you've still not made it through the latest series of Peaky Blinders and don't want to spoil any surprises, you might want to stop reading this article right now - why not read about the UN pledging to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean, or watch the Kurupt FM crew chatting with Star Wars' Daisy Ridley?

In the words of Tommy Shelby, 'you can change what you do but you can't change what you want'. So if you don't want spoilers... well, you've been warned.

So Peaky Blinders season 4 is over. The bad news is that we have to wait until 2019 for the new series, the good news is that when it returns it promises to be the biggest and most interesting series to date.

See, now that Luca Changretta is dead, and Alfie Solomons (RIP Alfie, you'll be missed) has bitten the dust, there is room for the Blinders to move into new territory.

peaky blinders
peaky blinders

Credit: BBC / Peaky Blinders

Interestingly enough, as he was about to hand over everything he owned to Changretta - although he never planned on doing any of that - Tommy Shelby mentioned one familiar name that provides a hint as to where the show is headed next

Alphonse Capone.

Now, most people will know Al Capone as the crime lord of the eastern United States famous for the St Valentine's Day Massacre, and being probably the most famous resident of Alcatraz prison.

Imagine if he tipped up in Small Heath for a meeting with the Shelby Company Ltd, or if Tommy went to Chicago to meet up with him.

As he's looking to expand his illegal booze shipping industry into Prohibition era USA, this is could really happen.

But, having killed off Tom Hardy and Adrien Brody's character, who could play the big Italian-American mobster?

Stephen Graham
Stephen Graham

Credit: HBO / Boardwalk Empire

The Internet has made its choice, and it wants Stephen Graham. He's played Al Capone before for a start. He donned the famous long brown coat in Boardwalk Empire and turned in a great performance.

He's also worked with Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight before, most recently on Tom Hardy's mumblefest Taboo earlier this year.

Tom Finch said on Twitter: "I like the idea of Stephen Graham playing Al Capone in Peaky Blinders season 5, like he did in Boardwalk Empire. Needs to be a big name if Tom Hardy ain't coming back"

As Knight has previously said, the show will likely continue until just before the start of World War Two, so there is plenty of time for the South Side Italians to meet up with the Peaky Blinders. There's also the chance of a film, so there's plenty to keep fans interested until the next series.

In the meantime, why don't you go to one of the many Peaky Blinders themed bars that are popping up around the country, or just sit at home drinking Peaky Blinders themed spirits.

Or just wait for the new series, it's up to you.

Featured Image Credit: HBO / Boardwalk Empire

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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