Peaky Blinders Season 4 is almost here. While there isn’t a set date for the premiere yet, there are casting announcements. One of the most notable is a certain Game of Thrones star who will be in an undisclosed role. Chances are he’s not going to be a friendly face for Tommy Shelby, considering his role in Thrones.
Who’s the familiar face? Aiden Gillen is joining the cast of Peaky Blinders, according to Den of Geek. The Irish actor is best known for his role of Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish, who saw a messy end in Game of Thrones Season 7, after his scheming finally came back to bite him.
Gillen’s role hasn’t been shared just yet, and fans have seen little of him in the trailers and images so far. Gillen has a habit of playing smart, conniving characters in other shows. While his most notable character appeared in Game of Thrones, he has also appeared in King Arthur and The Wire. His roles aren’t always the bad guy, but he does have a habit of playing someone only out for himself. Will that be the case in Peaky Blinders Season 4?
The BBC announced that Peaky Blinders will be picked up for Seasons 4 and 5 back in May of 2016. The fourth season is expected soon, although an exact date isn’t known just yet. Fans are eager to find out where Tommy Shelby will go from here. He was last seen turning his family in, and the trailer shows that not all of them may make it out of prison alive.
Gillen isn’t the only fresh face to the series. Charlie Murphy will also take on another yet undisclosed role. She is best known for her role of Queen Iseult in The Last Kingdom, which has been compared to Game of Thrones on a number of occasions.
There will be two characters returning for the series. Tom Hardy is going to reprise his role of Alfie Solomons in the first episode of the new season. Charlotte Riley is also returning as May Carleton at some point in the season.
So far, the two new characters don’t have names. Likewise, the episodes of any of Season 4 don’t have confirmed titles. Each promo and tweet about the series has just created more questions with fans. It looks like fans will have to wait for the first episode of Peaky Blinders Season 4 (whenever that will be) to see who Gillen and Murphy will play.
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