The Irish actor returns to Birmingham for the BBC series
Post-First World War Birmingham gangster epic Peaky Blinders is to return to the BBC in May, and Cillian Murphy – who plays boss Tommy Shelby – is back to front the teaser for series three.
The series’ return date has been confirmed as May 22, and the short teaser features only Murphy, who appears with a cut on the bridge of his nose and stares into the distance.
The return of the drama comes after a gap of around 18 months, with the final episode of series 2 having aired in November 2014. It’s based around a criminal gang of the same name, and their expanding empire. Series two reached its finale in the year 1922, with ‘Derby Day’ at Epsom race course. Paddy Considine (the star of the Arctic Monkeys video ‘Leave Before the Lights Come On’) will join the cast for the third series.
The BBC say “Series three sees Tommy Shelby pulled into the glamorous and dangerous world of international intrigue in 1920s Britain, putting his entire organisation and family at risk, and forcing him to question everything about his own ambitions and desires.”
Writer Steven Knight added: “The third series is stronger than ever.”
Watch the short new teaser via YouTube, below:
It’s also been revealed recently that Murphy is to team up with Christopher Nolan once again for a new movie.
The pair previously worked together on The Dark Knight trilogy, and will collaborate on Second World War drama Dunkirk, which is also set to feature Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance. Michael Caine and One Direction man Harry Styles are also amongst the cast.
Dunkirk is expected in cinemas in summer 2017.