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​Is It Time Tom Hardy Got His Own 'Peaky Blinders' Spin-Off Show?

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​Is It Time Tom Hardy Got His Own 'Peaky Blinders' Spin-Off Show?

The fourth series of Peaky Blinders comes to an end next week, and it's likely to be a pretty explosive end.

We already know that Luca Changretta is plotting to attack a boxing match in order to kill as many members of the Shelby family as he can point his Tommy gun at.

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In fact, most of the different strands of the series seem to be about to boil over at the death.

Last night's episode - described by creator Steven Knight as the show's best ever - skipped frantically between different storylines and set everything up perfectly for an epic finale.

Even though it only lasted for a brief amount of time, one of the most captivating scenes was between Changretta (Adrien Brody) and everyone's favourite mumbling crime-lord Alfie Solomons, played by Tom Hardy.

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tom hardy
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Credit: BBC/Peaky Blinders

Hardy has been basically everyone's favourite character since he came onto the Blinder's radar in season two.

He steals every scene with his hilariously wordy speeches (occasionally turning the air blue) and ridiculous character traits.

Fans have been gushing about his performances all over the internet, which begs the question, is it time that Alfie got his own series?

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Reddit user SimpleMe94 said what many people are thinking: "I've been weighing this idea for a while now and I think it might be a real possibility; given Peaky Blinders' rising popularity, Tom Hardy's rising popularity as an actor and Alfie Solomon's popularity as a character (he's arguably even more talked about by fans than Tommy Shelby himself)."

tom hardy
tom hardy

Credit: BBC/Peaky Blinders

They continued: "It would likely, just like PB, be six or less episodes too which would fit perfectly with Hardy's busy schedule.

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"I absolutely love the idea of a spin-off (or prequel, if Alfie dies this season) featuring Camden Town as the new Small Heath and exploring the dynamics of the Jewish mafia. Also being able to delve a lot more into Alfie's personal life and understand who he really is as a person."

Judging by public opinion (on Twitter, at least) a stand-alone Solomons show would be a massive hit.

tom hardy
tom hardy

Credit: BBC/Peaky Blinders

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Very little is known about Hardy's character before he met the Shelby family, so there would be enough room for them to create a whole series around him - the long-standing beef between Solomons and fellow London kingpin Darby Sabini would give them plenty of material.

With the original Peaky Blinders format being such a success, it must now be time to swap Small Heath for Camden Town?

Tom Hardy is a busy guy at the minute, but with each series being only six episodes long, it wouldn't take up too much of his time.

It'd be fucking biblical mate.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Peaky Blinders

Topics: TV and Film, Peaky Blinders, Reddit, tom hardy

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