Deadline Reports: Tom Hardy has been cast in the second season of a BBC gangster drama series called Peaky Blinders.
The series is a gangster family epic set in Birmingham just after World War I. It’s based on the historic Peaky Blinders gang. The story centres on “a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their ambitious and highly dangerous boss Tommy Shelby. The gang comes to the attention of Chief Inspector Chester Campbell, a detective in the Royal Irish Constabulary who is sent over from Belfast to Birmingham to clean up the city and purge it of the gangs.”
Hardy will play a charismatic leader who presents a unique opportunity to Murphy‘s character, Tommy Shelby.