Peaky Blinders is returning to the BBC in Autumn and today we have not only the first official image for the second series featuring Cillian Murphy as gang leader Tommy Shelby but also a teaser trailer just to add to the anticipation. Excited about the return of Peaky Blinders to TV? Well get more excited as Tom Hardy has been added to the cast as has Noah Taylor and Charlotte Riley.
The Peaky Blinders cast, that includes Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Sam Neill, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle and Joe Cole, will be joined by Tom Hardy, Noah Taylor and Charlotte Riley for the second series which will see the family expand their empire as the 1920s begin to roar.
Creator Steven Knight says:
“It’s getting bigger, it’s getting richer and as a result of that it’s getting more dangerous. The gang are entering areas of even greater jeopardy. And anyone like Tommy who is so good at what he does will attract dangerous people and he has to use his skills and his wits to survive. They don’t leave Birmingham, they stay centred there, but they expand the business into other areas.”
Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy adds:
“We reached a point in series 1 where the Peaky Blinders’ empire expanded beyond where the family was when Tommy became the de facto leader. Now the next target is London, moving south and encountering more obstacles…trying to go legitimate but constantly being pulled back down in that criminal world, and that pull-and-push is the really exciting dramatic element of it.”