'Peaky Blinders': Is Sam Claflin the villain that the Shelbys await in fifth Season?
Maybe he is the Glasgow villain who will threaten Thomas' newly built empire as a Member of the Parliament.
BBC One's Steven Knight-created show, 'Peaky Blinders', is set to release Season 5 next year in late spring, and the cast and crew have already started giving us glimpses of the new and old characters who will once again return to take over the tiny neighborhood in Birmingham.
Starring Cillian Murphy (as Thomas Shelby), Paul Anderson (as Arthur Shelby), Joe Cole (as John Shelby), Helen McCrory (as Aunt Polly), and Natasha O'Keefe (as Lizzie Stark), 'Peaky Blinders' follows the infamous Birmingham gang notorious for slitting the eyes of their enemies with the blades attached to their blinder caps.
In the upcoming season, a group of new actors will be joining the old Birmingham gang, and Thomas Shelby's newfound authority in Parliament will clearly make him the center of attraction among these characters.
'Peaky Blinders' has shared the first look at Sam Claflin, who was one of the first to be cast as new members in the upcoming season. Draped in a three-piece suit, with a striped tie and a white detachable collar, Claflin too has managed to sport the sleek undercut hair-stye, which is the signature look of the Peaky Blinders. Fans are drooling over Claflin's new look in the post which was captioned, "New cast member @SamClaflin joins us for his first day on set #PeakyBlinders."
While fans are already losing it over the handsome new character, it can be guessed that probably Claflin is the villain that the Shelbys are awaiting in the fifth season of the series. In his interview with Stoke-on-Trent, director Steven Knight had explained, "We have someone playing a fictionalized version of a real Glasgow character who was around in east Glasgow, Billy Fullerton. The man who ran the Billy Boys. Truth be told the Glasgow gangs were pretty much the most feared so I thought it was time we went north of the border. It’s due to be aired in late spring. It’ll be the best yet.”
Following the Shelby's encounter with the New York-based mafia gang led by Luca Changretta (played by Adrian Brody) in the fourth season, Thomas and his family have managed to climb up the social ladder after he became a Member of Parliament, which means that there will be no limit to the violence that will be caused by the Peaky Blinders.
However, if the Glasgow villain is to come, then the stakes are much higher than ever before since Thomas is now the father of two children. If Claflin's character truly is the villain then it can be assumed that he will probably take down the Peaky Blinders in their own style.