Tommy Shelby from the BBC drama series Peaky Blinders was played expertly by actor Cillian Murphy. However, the show has now come to its conclusion, leading fans to wonder whether we will ever see more of the Birmingham crime-boss. Murphy recently appeared on the BAFTA red carpet to respond to such speculation.
“Oh, it’s kinda tough,” Murphy said. “You know, it takes a while to shake him off; he’s quite a strong personality, you know. But the thing is, it was just amazing writing. We had six seasons of incredibly brilliant writing, and that’s just a gift for any actor, you know?”
Murphy was then asked about the potential Peaky Blinders film, to which he said, “Hopefully, yeah. Listen, if there are more stories to tell, you know, I’m going to be there,” he added, “but I don’t have any specific updates, and I have no exclusive I can give you I’m afraid.”
Interviewer Michelle Visage noted the gruesome end to Peaky Blinders and wondered how any potential future for Tommy Shelby might move forward. Murphy responded, “That’s the question we have to pose ourselves, really. But I’m up for it.” So there might just be a new Peaky Blinders story coming soon.