A new picture released from the sixth season of Peaky Blinders shows Sam Claflin’s highly-anticipated return as the dreadful, fascist leader Oswald Mosley.
Season six of the period drama is currently in the works, with Cillian Murphy reprising his role as Tommy Shelby, the leader of the Peaky Blinders gang in Birmingham.
It was recently revealed that the upcoming instalment will be its last, with the programme having first launched in 2013.
While its creator has teased that spin-offs could happen in future, Peaky Blinders will no doubt go out with a bang – particularly if Oswald has anything to say about it.
Hunger Games star Sam joined the show in season five, with Oswald making Tommy’s acquaintance in the world of politics.
In a new photograph released by the Peaky Blinders social media accounts, Oswald is captured sitting in a dark room, wearing a suit while staring intently at something – or someone – off-camera.
The character is based on the real historical figure, who became leader of the British Union of Fascists in the 1930s.
Several fans expressed their excitement over Sam’s reprisal of the role.
‘Sam Claflin was so good as Oswald Mosley in the last series. Brilliant performance,’ one person tweeted.
‘Had a feeling he would return. Just give me series 6 right now,’ another stated.
Earlier this month, a first look at a new character in Peaky Blinders was released, with Emma star Amber Anderson taking on the mystery role.
While little is known about Amber’s involvement with the Shelby family, last year Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight teased that a female character would join the show who would ‘give Tommy a run for his money’.
‘She challenges him in a different way basically. She’s certainly not a protagonist and I don’t know if she’s an antagonist,’ he told Digital Spy.
‘It’s similar to Mosley… she has a similar ideology, and that’s challenging for any character, like I’ve said before… he or she, they don’t have guns or a gang, but they have an ideology that’s like a virus and it’s more dangerous than anything.’
As per usual, the Shelby family is likely going to have to face plenty of menacing forces. Time to put up your dukes, Peaky Blinders.
Peaky Blinders is available to watch on Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
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