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October 4, 2015 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

News on the upcoming 3rd season of Peaky Blinders have been revealed. They contain casting news but also spoilers about the plot, so do not read on if you don’t like spoilers.

‘Peaky Blinders’ Adds Paddy Considine, International Intrigue & More As Season 3 Shoot Begins

The long-anticipated return of Peaky Blinders is approaching. Shooting starts Monday on the third season of the Steven Knight-created crime saga with new cast additions now set, and more revealed about what’s to come for Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby. Among the new cast members, Paddy Considine has joined as the representative of a force beyond anything Tommy has previously encountered.

Season 3 will see Tommy pulled into the glamorous and dangerous world of international intrigue in 1920s Britain, putting his entire organization and family at risk, and forcing him to question everything about his own ambitions and desires. Dina Korzun (Last Resort) and Jan Bijvoet (Cordon) are also joining the show as refugees from a foreign conflict who desperately need Tommy’s help.

Knight told me over the summer that he’d resolve the question of whether Tommy would end up with Grace or May in the season opener. We’ve now learned the debut episode will be set on Tommy’s wedding day. Today, Knight says, “I am genuinely thrilled at the prospect of Season Three. I think it will be the best yet. Lots of things familiar, but lots of things are new. It’s still a Birmingham story and it always will be. Now, it has international consequences. I can’t wait to see it myself.”

Murphy says, “It’s the sign of a great show when by the second or third season it’s richer than ever. The writing this year is the strongest it’s ever been. It’s off the charts.”

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September 10, 2015 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

Helen and her co-stars start shooting the upcoming third season of Peaky Blinders next month, October 05. Filming takes place in Birmingham and in the north, but mostly in Birmingham. The series returns to BBC Two in early 2016.

I hope a lot of behind the scenes pictures will be posted. Stay tuned for further information.

September 7, 2015 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

I uploaded a lot of HQ screen captures of all episodes of Peaky Blinders season 2 to the photo gallery.

By the way, filming the 3rd season starts this Thursday on September 10.

September 2, 2015 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

The article was published on Deadline in June already but since the site opened in August, I decided to post the article anyway. It mostly tells about Cillian Murphy’s character Tommy but it also includes spoilers concerning the third season.

‘Peaky Blinders’: Tom Hardy Returning; Steven Knight & Cillian Murphy On Stepped-Up Season 3

The Steven Knight-created Peaky Blinders has a rabid fan base both at home and abroad. A big success for BBC Two over its first two seasons, it also airs on Netflix under a 2014 deal with The Weinstein Co., which stepped in early and acquired U.S. rights just after Season 1 premiered in the UK in 2013. That has created an even bigger host of faithful who have been waiting anxiously for Season 3 to begin—which is expected in early 2016. Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory and Annabelle Wallis starred in the first season, with Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley and Noah Taylor joining in Season 2.

The period crime saga is originally set in Birmingham, England, where the Shelby family leads the Peaky Blinders—a gang feared for its practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps. Murphy is Tommy, the complex and ambitious brother who rises to lead the family and expand the empire. The star of The Dark Knight trilogy and Ron Howard’s upcoming In the Heart of the Sea, Murphy currently is shooting Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire. Knight, the Oscar-nominated scripter of Dirty Pretty Things as well the upcoming Adam Jones with Bradley Cooper and World War Z 2, directed Hardy in the tense thriller Locke in 2013.

The last time we saw Murphy as Tommy Shelby, he was climbing out of a grave at the end of Season 2 after narrowly escaping assassination. I caught up with him and Knight this week to talk about what’s in store for Season 3 and why the Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect show has struck such a chord.

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August 30, 2015 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

I updated the gallery with HD screen captures from all season 1 episodes of Peaky Blinders. Helen’s so amazing as Polly. I’m working on taking screen captures from season 2. Stay tuned!