'Peaky Blinders' season 5 trailer hints at the death of an important character and here's who it might be
Get ready to see Peaky f**kin' Blinders set the screen on fire again! Cillian Murphy makes a daredevil entry as Tommy Shelby in the 'Peaky Blinders' season five official trailer. In the one-minute clip, every frame spells death. With a glimpse of a graveyard in the background, Thomas speaks in a hushed tone: “There's God, and there are the Peaky Blinders!” More tension, more conflict and much more drama seems to be ahead. That's not all. There are explosions, guns blasting in the air, politicians at loggerheads with each other, loss and destruction. "We own the ropes. Who's gonna hang us now, ey?" Shelby's voice trails at the back.
The hotly-anticipated season hints at an emotional turmoil after Tommy got elected as an MP for Birmingham South in the season four finale. The synopsis of the season reads: "Series five finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation." In one scene, Tommy lights up a cigarette and looks at a burial ground. These are clear signs that someone is going to die in the show. A mournful and melancholic tune from Anna Calvi feat. David Byrne's song 'Strange Weather' plays.
Wake up slowly, there are blue skies
Cutting white lines in black matter
I see them shinin' through your drunken eyes
Carving silver in strange weather
In the clip, Sam Claflin, who is speculated to play the role of British politician Oswald Mosley, tells Murphy, "Mr Shelby, you've come to my attention." It is crystal clear that the leader of the British Union of Fascists is at loggerheads with Shelby. "No one is going to hang you, Tommy, you are going to hang yourself," Ada tells Tommy in one scene. The trailer also shows Aunt Polly (Helena McCrory) pulling out a gun on someone. Who is she is going to shoot now? Ada is in tears. Claflin screams to a group of people: "England, you live today." Towards the end of the clip, the voiceover declares: "Sometimes, death is a kindness!" So, who is going to die?
As Tommy lies distraught with a body cradled in his arms, there are several questions burning inside fans' heads. Who is the person in his arms? Is it a family member? Or is it a friend? Well, one fan might have the answer to that. In a Reddit thread, a fan writes, "I didn’t catch Lizzie in the trailer, not that Linda was there either, but Tommy and the little girl looking down could be looking at Lizzie’s grave, she could be the one in the car that blows up if people are gunning for Tommy."
Meanwhile, another fan had a new theory, broken down to the last minute. "Does it look to anyone else that little Charlie (Tommy's son) won’t be alive at the end of this season?
Edit, sources for my prediction in the trailer: 0:20 - looks to be Ruby and Tommy possibly putting flowers on a grave. 0:37 - Tommy holding a little boy after what looks to be a car explosion, likely Charlie. 0:47 - Ada crying, admittedly not a particularly unusual or noteworthy shot for the show. 0:17 - Tommy looking devastated. Same as Ada's shot, not a particularly unusual scene for this show. But when you add some of the shots up, it leads be to believe that Charlie will be a victim this season," he pens down his thoughts.
Well, there are definitely many more surprises ahead. Buzz is that the main antagonists for the new season will be a gang called The Billy Boys from Glasgow. Moreover, leaked shooting locations hint at the Shelby family's visit to the US. Among the new faces, Adrien Brody and Aidan Gillen will be seen.
As Tommy enters the political scene, what new plotlines can we expect to see now? From finding a new way to stay in the business to being attacked by the Irish Republic Army, there's a lot at stake for the gang leader. Earlier in a statement, show creator Steven Knight said: "The story of the Peaky Blinders and of the Shelby family gets woven into the political fabric of Britain and Europe as the 1920s end and the thirties begin. Tommy Shelby faces the darkest force he has ever faced and his struggle is as relevant today as it was then.”
While the cast got together for the season five premiere at Birmingham Town Hall on July 18, there is still no clue about the official release date yet.