Adrien Brody’s role in ‘Peaky Blinders’ revealed.
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has revealed some details on Adrien Brody and Aidan Gillen’s roles in the fourth series.
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight broke some surprising news a while back when he revealed that two new heavy hitters were climbing aboard for season 4 of the Birmingham-set show. Game Of Thrones’ Aiden Gillen and decidedly-more-American Pianist award-winner Adrien Brody were both announced as brand new cast members for the forthcoming run, but until now we didn’t know who they might be playing, or what their part in the Shelbys’ saga might be.
Adrien Brody is set to play Thomas Shelby’s “biggest threat” in the forthcoming new season of Peaky Blinders, creator Steven Knight has revealed: “Adrien plays the threat to the family and possibly the biggest they’ll face”.
But he was quick to play down the casting choices as a ratings-grabber. “We have been very fortunate to get two really legendary actors. We get a lot of actors who want to be part of [Peaky Blinders] which is great but we try not to make it a ‘spot the star’ sentiment, and just get actors who are really perfect for the role.”
Knight was then quizzed about whether Tommy (Cillian Murphy) would find it easy to make it up to the rest of the family after the season three’s explosive cliffhanger, but he wasn’t about to spoil any of that.
Fans of Peaky Blinders are desperately awaiting the fourth season, which is currently in production in various locations around the UK.
But until then, sneak peeks from the set will have to suffice; the latest of which is sure to please die hard followers.
The new co-star Adrien Brody was also spotted pointing a deadly weapon – he is new to the show and his character’s name is as yet unknown.
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Adrien Brody will be joining the cast of “Peaky Blinders” Season 4.
The filming started this week.
It’s unclear what character he’ll play, as it’s currently being kept under wraps, but creator Steven Knight says
“He genuinely was the actor in my head when I wrote the part. I’m sure he will be a formidable presence in the world of the Peaky Blinders.”
Of Brody’s casting, BBC Drama Controller Piers Wenger said he is
“a world class actor famous for producing mesmerizing performances. I cannot wait to see him in action alongside the rest of Peaky Blinders‘ superb cast bringing Steven Knight’s extraordinary writing to life on BBC Two.”
Season four will pick up when “Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) receives a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve and realizes the Peaky Blinders are in danger of annihilation. As the enemy closes in, he flees his country house and returns to the streets of Small Heath, Birmingham where a desperate fight for survival begins,”
The role has been kept secret, so it is still unclear what role Brody will play in the epic gangster saga.
Adrien is the star of blockbusters films Midnight in Paris, The Grand Budapest Hotel and hit TV miniseries Houdini so his intense acting skills are destined to fit well in to Peaky Blinders.
Peaky Blinders has began filming series four in Liverpool earlier this week and fans of the BBC drama will be wondering when they can see it on screen.
Season four of Peaky Blinders is set to premiere later this year or 2018.