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Cillian Murphy Teases Idea For Peaky Blinders Prequel

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Cillian Murphy Teases Idea For Peaky Blinders Prequel

Fans of Peaky Blinders are eagerly awaiting season six of the incredible programme.

It's not known when we'll get to see the sixth instalment to the show, however in the meantime, we've been given an idea for a different route for the series.

Cillian Murphy, who plays the iconic Thomas Shelby, issued a message to fans around the world. In the post, he wondered what the leader of the Peaky Blinders would be up to if he found himself in a pandemic lockdown.

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Murphy wrote: "I really hope he would be busy writing volume one of his memoirs, 'Thomas Shelby - The Pre-War Years', that's something I'd like to read."

In season one of the award-winning show, we are greeted with Mr Shelby's dealings one year after World War One. He's rattled by what he saw during the conflict, however he tries to make a name for himself.

It would certainly be interesting to have a prequel series dive into who Tommy was before being shipped off to war.

There haven't been any rumblings from the show's producers or creator about another series set before the time of Peaky Blinders, however, never say never.

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Credit: BBC/Netflix
Credit: BBC/Netflix

In the same message sent to fans, Cillian added: "Sending love and fortitude to Peaky fans everywhere. We will be back as soon as we can, I promise, causing chaos and knocking heads as usual.

"I want to send a special thank you to all our widely talented crew for all their hard work and their talent, for their forbearance and patience during this time."

Production for season six of the show was on day 23 of a 76 day schedule, however, all that had to be put on hold due to the coronavirus.

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Restrictions meant people couldn't be gathered in large groups and the TV show had to be put on hold until further notice.

Credit: BBC/Netflix
Credit: BBC/Netflix

But it sounds like it will be well worth the wait.

Series creator Steven Knight told PA: "[It's going to be] better than ever. It's the best yet.

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"Because of the nature of the decade, the 30s, we know what happened at the end - that war began.

"There are rumblings and rumours of war and that is overshadowing the whole thing. It makes it all the more... the stakes are higher."

Until we get a release date, we can wonder what a show with a young Tommy Shelby running around the streets of Birmingham would look like.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

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