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CONFIRMED! Cillian Murphy to return as Tommy Shelby in Netflix’s Peaky Blinders movie

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Netflix has officially confirmed a Peaky Blinders movie, reuniting audiences with Cillian Murphy as the iconic Tommy Shelby. Murphy, who recently secured his first Academy Award for Best Actor in Oppenheimer, will return to the role that propelled him to international stardom. "It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn't finished with me," said Murphy in a statement. "This is one for the fans," he added, expressing his excitement about collaborating again with writer Steven Knight and director Tom Harper.

CONFIRMED! Cillian Murphy to return as Tommy Shelby in Netflix’s Peaky Blinders movie

CONFIRMED! Cillian Murphy to return as Tommy Shelby in Netflix’s Peaky Blinders movie

Continuing the Shelby Family Legacy

The Peaky Blinders series, which concluded its six-season run in April 2022, chronicled the rise of the Shelby family after the First World War. Creator Steven Knight had previously hinted at his desire to extend the narrative "in another form."  The upcoming film promises to deliver an "explosive chapter" packed with the signature intensity that captivated global audiences.

Helmed by Series Veteran

Tom Harper, who directed episodes during the show's debut season in 2013, returns to take the helm for the film. Peaky Blinders at war, Harper promises, hinting at a story brimming with high stakes and thrilling action.

 

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Production and Legacy

Scheduled to begin filming later this year, the movie serves as an epic continuation of the award-winning gangster saga. Set in Birmingham between the wars (1919-1934), the original series explored the Shelby family's navigation of a turbulent period marked by social, economic, and political upheaval.

From BBC to Global Phenomenon

Peaky Blinders first premiered on BBC Two in 2013, later moving to BBC One. The show's international acclaim truly skyrocketed after it became available on Netflix, captivating audiences worldwide. Director Harper expressed his enthusiasm for reuniting the creative team and bringing the film to a global audience through Netflix.

Also Read: Cillian Murphy is Atomic Scientist in the first look of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’


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