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The trailer for the highly anticipated sixth season of Peaky Blinders has been released. Take a look below:
Warning: Spoilers are included in this article
Since the fifth season of the hit BBC drama was released in 2019, fans have been eager for the sixth and final installment of Peaky Blinders and are keen to catch up with the notorious Shelby family.
Back in November, director Anthony Byrne surprised fans with a small teaser trailer on Instagram showing the star of the show, Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) walking through the streets of Birmingham along with the caption: "We’re coming for you sooner than you think. By order of…"
And in December, the bombshell was dropped that Tom Hardy's character, Alfie Solomons, may indeed be making a comeback for the sixth season.
Many fans thought Hardy's character was killed off in season four, only for him to seemingly come back from the dead in the following instalment.
Not much was known about whether he would be included in the sixth and final season but last month, we were finally given that answer.
The 10-second clip that was teased on social media shows Tommy Shelby walking towards the camera before saying: "Alfie, I think I may have written your final act."
The camera then cuts to Solomon with a much fuller beard and standing tall with an ominous look in his face.
Seemingly not dead afterall, I suppose?
Alongside the revival of many of the series' main characters for the sixth season comes some new faces, including the likes of Scouse actor Stephen Graham.
Graham, who is best known for his hard-hitting roles in This Is England and Line Of Duty, was first spotted on set alongside Murphy and Paul Anderson (who plays Arthur Shelby) back in April.
The actor had explained to the Pound for Pound podcast that shooting Peaky Blinders was delayed due to the pandemic.
"I was supposed to be starting Peaky Blinders but that has been put on hold indefinitely," Graham said at the time.
"My agent spent a lot of time putting that together."
But the person who will be undoubtedly missing from the sixth season will be Helen McCrory (Polly Gray) who died following a private battle with breast cancer on 16 April, 2021.
Fans were both devastated and shocked over her death and many were quick to question whether or not she'd appear in the sixth season.
Answering that question in an article for The Guardian, Murphy - who had a close relationship with his co-star - confirmed McCrory sadly won't be appearing in the new season.
"She would have been in series six if the pandemic hadn’t put everything on hold," he explained.
"We were just five days away from shooting in March 2020 when the lockdown was announced. Helen was the heart of that show and it was hard to make it without her. Really hard.
"There was this huge absence on the set. We all felt it. She died while we were shooting.
She was too young. You can’t help but think of all the amazing roles she would have had."
The sixth season of Peaky Blinders is expected to be released in early 2022.
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