Peaky Blinders Seen Filming And There's Huge Confusion Over This Potential Spoiler

It wasn't long ago that we found out that filming for the fifth season of Peaky Blinders had started up - great news for anyone still reeling from that explosive series finale back at the end of last year.

Now, however, we've actually seen a shoot in action, and OH BOY HAS IT MADE US EVEN MORE EXCITED.

The show's cast and crew have returned to the back streets of Manchester to transform them into 1930s Birmingham, the era that our fifth instalment will be set in.

Cillian Murphy, who stars as Tommy Shelby in the popular gangster series, was spotted filming what looked like a dramatic funeral scene with smoke machines casting an atmospheric mist over the street. A building nearby was also transformed into Birmingham's Snow Hill Station.

Credit: Eamonn Clarke
Credit: Eamonn Clarke

But as well as catching a glimpse of the star at work, we also saw something else that looked like it may have been a potential spoiler - consider this your warning, okay?

We all know what's needed for a funeral, and that's a coffin. And that's exactly what we could see - with a hearse carrying a coffin and flowers spelling out 'PETER'.

First off, who the hell is Peter? Secondly, that coffin looks awfully small to be one for an adult, just sayin'.

There aren't any characters we know about known as 'Peter', meaning it's all pretty mysterious as to whose funeral we're watching unfold. Do you have any theories?

The highly anticipated fifth season isn't expected to air until next spring, and will move the action into the 1930s.

We were left with many, many questions at the end of the last series, with Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight remaining consistently tight-lipped about the details of plot lines like Alfie's or Grace's.

He has, however, dispelled one of the biggest rumours doing the rounds, telling Birmingham Live: "There's not going to be any Al Capone. There isn't, there really isn't."

Knight did add that, while we can't expect Al Capone, he is promising some big-name guest stars.

While Knight had previously hinted that series five will be the show's last, he has said that he's not ruling out a sixth.

As series four came to an end, Steven told Digital Spy: "Each time, we do six episodes [per series]... and can you sum up the story in six episodes? Or do you need another six? That's the question.

"If it doesn't need a season six, I don't think there'll be one. But it may need one, because [six episodes is] such a short period of time."

Featured Image Credit: Eamonn Clarke/LADbible

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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