According to a new teaser, Tom Hardy’s fan-favorite character Alfie Solomons will return to Peaky Blinders for Season 6.
The Shelbys, a Birmingham crime family modeled on the real-life razor hat-toting gangs of the 1920s, first appeared on the BBC’s historical drama series in 2013.
Over the course of its five-season run, the successful series, starring Cillian Murphy as dark antihero Tommy Shelby, has grown in popularity, bringing wool suits and flat caps back into a trend in the UK and around the world.
Tom Hardy’s Alfie Solomons
Tom Hardy, who first appeared in Peaky Blinders season 2 as rival Jewish gang-leader Alfie Solomons, is one of the show’s greatest stars. Throughout seasons 2, 3, and 4, Hardy stole the show every time he appeared, with his treacherous and fickle relationship with the Shelbys reaching a boiling point in the season 4 finale.
Despite the fact that Hardy was seemingly killed off in the same episode, his presence was still felt, and it wasn’t long before viewers speculated that he might still be lurking in the shadows. Hardy’s Solomons was alive and hiding in Margate, albeit his face was disfigured and an eye was missing as a result of being shot in the face, according to the most recent finale in 2019, Peaky Blinders season 5, episode 6, “Mr. Jones.”
As the excitement for Season 6 of Peaky Blinders grows, BBC iPlayer has released a new teaser on Instagram, featuring Hardy’s much-awaited return. Tommy is shown in the 10-second clip visiting Alfie’s old distillery from the show’s early seasons. Tommy “Alfie,” tells Hardy’s character as he rises from the darkness. “I believe I was the author of your final act.” Tommy appears to be bringing Alfie out of exile for one more favor, according to the dialogue. Peaky Blinders season 6 will premiere on BBC iPlayer in early 2022, according to a video titled “He’s back.”
Take a look at the new teaser trailer below:
Season 6 is expected to be the show’s final season, but creator Steven Knight stated earlier this year that the story will be brought to a close on the big screen with a Peaky Blinders film.
With Polly Shelby actress Helen McCrory’s untimely death in early 2021, the next season must also find a way to give her character a meaningful and respectful ending, however, it is presently uncertain whether McCrory filmed any new material for the upcoming episodes.
Tommy’s unsuccessful assassination attempt on fascist political leader Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) closed Season 5, and the story is set to continue in this new series.