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Paul Anderson Shares Behind-The-Scenes Pics From New Series Of 'Peaky Blinders'

Paul Anderson Shares Behind-The-Scenes Pics From New Series Of 'Peaky Blinders'

It feels like an age since it was announced that filming was set to begin on the new series of Peaky Blinders.

Over the past five years, sitting down for the return of the Shelby family can only be compared to ripping open your presents on Christmas Day after a night of little to no sleep, waiting for Santa to arrive.

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And with the new series set to hit our screens later next year, fans still have a while to wait until they return to our screens.

But to keep you going until then, actor Paul Anderson - who plays Arthur Shelby, the volatile older brother to Cillian Murphy's Tommy - has been kind enough to share some behind-the-scenes pics from filming the new series.

He's gettting ready... Credit: boyceyboycey/Snapchat
He's gettting ready... Credit: boyceyboycey/Snapchat
...and now he's ready, apparently. 'Fkn' ready, no less. Credit: boyceyboycey/Snapchat
...and now he's ready, apparently. 'Fkn' ready, no less. Credit: boyceyboycey/Snapchat

The last series saw a lot happen to the Shelby family, so let's get back up to speed with a little recap.

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After a tumultuous time series four ended on a high for Tommy Shelby and his family; as we saw them get rid of the Changretta family before Tommy had a swift career change when he became the Labour MP for Birmingham South.

But it seems that this new professional pathway won't stop the rest of the family from misbehaving - in fact, it could assist them.

The new season is expected to be back on televisions across the country in 2019 and Steven Knight, the show's creator, told the Birmingham Mail the forthcoming series will be set in the 1930s.

He said: "We are going into the 30s now. There is so much stuff happening, so why not finish the job? The depression and the rise of fascism form part of the story line.

"It is setting those things up. In the 30s across Europe and Britain there was the rise of fascism."

He added: "In my mind it ends [with the] first air raid siren in the Second World War.

"My mom told a story about the air raid siren going off and her mom coming in, pulling the blankets off, and saying, 'Come on, the buggers are here.'"

But Tom Hardy fans will have to wait a little while longer to find out what happened to his character, kingpin Alfie Solomons - is he really dead?

When asked about his fate, Knight just said 'pass', and even more interestingly, when quizzed about Grace's murder and whether that was real, the creator said: "I am not going to answer."

Maybe that was because she was quite clearly shot in the chest and if she had been shipped off somewhere, chances are she'd be back by now for the sake of their kid. But whatever.

The previous season finale saw the the family fake Arthur's death to get one over on gangster Luca Changretta, and don't deny that you didn't buy it. Paul admits he also thought he was a goner and worried that his character was going to get bumped off permanently.

He said: "There's always that sort of doubt and uncertainty over whether they'll kill me off because of who I play and the way he conducts himself.

"There's certainly justification for somebody to take revenge on Arthur, so I'm always thinking maybe they'll kill me this season."

I for one can't wait and these pictures have done nothing but whet my appetite for more Shelby carnage.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, News, UK Entertainment, Peaky Blinders

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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