Adrien Brody Joins ‘PEAKY BLINDERS’ Season 4
Adrien Brody has joined BBC Two epic saga of the Shelby clan, PEAKY BLINDERS season 4. Created by Steven Knight, the period gangster drama is currently filming in Liverpool.
Brody’s role is being kept under wraps. But Knight said:
“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.”
Piers Wenger, BBC Drama Controller said of Brody’s casting:
“[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.”
From Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama, the series stars Cillian Murphy as the head of the family, Thomas Shelby, with Tom Hardy returning as Alfie Solomons. Also starring Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Joe Cole, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Aimee-Ffion Edwards and Kate Philips, as well as series regulars Natasha O’Keefe and Packy Lee.
Season 4 starts when Tommy 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.
Last season on the Shelby family having ascended into high-society from its humble beginnings in Small Heath, and the personal issues that presented– along with being pulled into an international arms dealer, encountering a group of White Russians with cursed jewels, political upheaval and a truly evil priest. The storyline didn’t end well for family members of the family, as Tommy appeared to betray them all in the season finale, to which Knight says the character’s “most nihilistic.”
Knight reassures that he thinks season 4 is the best yet.
“I’m loving it and it’s not like work, it’s not like a labor, I love doing it, and the boys are coming back and they’re loving the scripts.”
Knight, Mandabach, Will Gould, Jamie Glazebrook, Frith Tiplady, Murphy and Stephen Wright. The fourth season will directed by David Caffrey and produced by Joe Donaldson.