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Tom Hardy’s return to ‘Peaky Blinders’ seemingly confirmed in new teaser

"Alfie, I think I may have written your final act”

By Hollie Geraghty

Tom Hardy looks weathered and shadowy in a clip from Peaky Blinders
The return of Alfie Solomons was teased in an ominous new clip. (Photo: BBC One).

Tom Hardy is coming back for the sixth and final season of ‘Peaky Blinders’, as a new clip teases the return of Alfie Solomons.

In a 10-second teaser, Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) tells Alfie: “I think I may have written your final act.”

Hardy’s character was seemingly shot by Shelby at the end of series four, but the following series revealed that he had actually survived – a similar narrative trick saved for another character in the show.

The new season is expected to be released in early 2022, with an exact date yet to be confirmed.

Watch the teaser clip below.

Creator of the Birmingham-set gangster drama Steven Knight previously told Digital Spy that he struggled to kill off characters.

“Usually, deaths are forced by an actor not being available, to be honest,” he said. “I don’t believe in, ‘You’ve got to kill a family member to keep everybody interested’. That’s not true. Death is quite rare, even amongst gangsters. So I try not to make it too common.”

Meanwhile, Cillian Murphy is set to play the lead role in Christopher Nolan’s new film ‘Oppenheimer’.

The actor and regular Nolan collaborator will play “father of the atomic bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Nolan’s script is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph And Tragedy Of J. Robert Oppenheimer’ by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. 

The book charts Oppenheimer’s key role in the creation of atomic weapons, and the complicated feelings he later developed over their destructive power, which saw him lobby for international control of nuclear power.

Robert Downey Jr, Matt Damon and Emily Blunt also join the cast of the film, which is slated for release July 21, 2023.

Universal described the film as an “epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.”

The film found itself in the middle of a fierce bidding war between the likes of Paramount, Sony and Warner Bros, before going to Universal Pictures.

While most of Nolan’s previous films have been released with Warner Bros, last year he criticised the studio for their plans to simultaneously stream releases on HBO Max.