Peaky Blinders’ Arthur Shelby star Paul Anderson has finally given us hope that season 6 is on the way.
The actor, who plays the volatile Shelby brother, teased fans with the potential that the period drama, based around Birmingham gangsters, will be back on our screens sooner than we think.
Taking to Instagram with some fan art created of his character, the star wrote: ‘Season 6 #comingfknsoon thanking you all for the wait,it will will be worth it’
In the cartoon drawing, Arthur is seen with a mopey look as he smokes a cigarette with a glass of whiskey – so good to know things aren’t changing that drastically by the looks of it.
Arthur was left in a bad way at the end of season five, with his wife Linda leaving him as their relationship hit breaking point and his violent streak continued to get out of control – resulting in him horrifically beating a Quaker she’d befriended.
The series, set between the end of the first and start of the second World Wars, sees the family’s fight for power begin to tear them apart.
The show has become an international phenomenon, with celebrity fans across the world recreating their iconic suited and booted look complete with flatpacks.
(Though we’re hoping the a-listers like the Hemsworth brothers don’t have razor blades sewn into theirs.)
But season six has been suffering some serious difficulties this year, with its production being ground to a halt just days before it was due to start due to coronavirus.
Plots have had to be rewritten to accommodate the hectic schedules of their lead stars, including Helen McCrory and Cillian Murphy.
As of July, it was reported that the show may not return to our screens until 2022, with filming being pushed back to the beginning of next year.
As for what’s to come is anyone’s guess, with show creator Steven Knight teasing that the series will take on a supernatural twist as leading man Tommy (Murphy) continues to lose his grip on reality.
During the course of season five, viewers watched as he tried to juggle becoming an MP with his family life and businesses, and in a planned attack against fascist leader Oswald Mosley, two of his most trusted confidantes were killed in an ambush.
Haunted by the ghost of his late wife Grace, Tommy was left screaming in a field with a gun to his head in the final seconds.
Speaking about what’s to come, Knight said: ‘I like the supernatural element. “Is Tommy cursed?” In other words, is everything predestined, are lives already mapped out? Do you have free will or not?
‘Tommy sometimes feels that he doesn’t because it seems that everything is destined to stop him or move him in a particular direction. It’s the same with the whole family.
‘I explore that more in the next series.’
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