PEAKY Blinders fans think Tommy’s son Charlie will die in season five after picking up clues from the trailer.
Eagle-eyed viewers made the prediction after carefully studying the clip – and noted the way Tommy was standing over what could perhaps be a grave.
In the scene he is seen with Ruby, but his son Charlie is nowhere be seen.
Tommy – played by Cillian Murphy – is seen holding a boy while sitting on the street corner.
And finally, they spotted that Ada – his aunt – was distraught in the clip, perhaps morning his death?
Discussing their theory, one person wrote: “Does it look to anyone else that little Charlie won’t be alive at the end of this season?”
Meanwhile Helen McCrory, who plays Polly Shelby, matriarch of the notorious gangster family in Twenties Birmingham, has described scenes in the latest episodes as “disgusting, gratuitous violence”.
Viewers will once again be transported to the world of the Peaky Blindersgang and their boss Tommy Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy.
In the first episode, on BBC1 on August 25, bullets are sprayed, a horse brutally killed and two men shot dead.
At the series launch, Helen, 50, said: “It’s really horrible and you should look away. I did.
“I can’t watch it. I think it’s disgusting, gratuitous violence.”
Story so far
AT the beginning of the last series the Shelbys were forced to pull together once again having gone their separate ways to escape the lawless wild west – Birmingham’s Small Heath.
One of their own was lost, when John died in a hail of bullets from the American Mafia.
A war ensued between the Brummies and Luca Changretta and his mob, who had a vendetta against Tommy and co after Luca’s dad and brother were murdered in series three.
While this was going on, Tommy faced another battle to keep his factory workers from going on strike.
Communist activist Jessie Eden led her comrades on a series of walkouts and seemed to have won that battle.
But having killed three of Luca’s mobsters, Tommy used her to his advantage to fight the Mafia – and sure enough, managed to outwit them.
He shot Luca after a fight broke out during a meet and the Shelbys celebrated, with Tommy retiring to his country estate.
But before he did, the crime boss shot his business partner Alfie Solomons, played by Tom Hardy, in a face-off.
This was because Tommy found out Alfie betrayed him to help Luca.
Fishing and golf were not enough to occupy the victorious Tommy’s itchy feet, and he returned as head of Shelby Company Ltd.
He then took his power one step further by becoming a Member of Parliament . . .
The Season four finale saw Tommy elected an MP for Birmingham South in a landslide vote as the Shelby clan assume more power than ever.
Season five of the crime family saga will also find the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929.
Season five of Peaky Blinders will premiere on BBC One on Sunday August 25 at 9pm.
THE new series picks up during the Great Depression, with Tommy speaking in Parliament.
The rise of fascism in the Thirties begins to impact on the Shelby family and Tommy’s new role as an MP makes them even more of a target. The latest villain is fascist leader Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin).
Writer Steve Knight warned viewers Tommy will face his toughest test yet in the sinister form of extremist Mosley – even more than the infamous American gangsters he encountered in the fourth series.
Steven said: “Oswald is the antagonist for this series and Tommy is facing new opponents and new struggles.
“This is probably the biggest test he’s had. Each year it gets bigger and now the political stakes are so high.
“We’re throwing Tommy into a situation that really existed.
“In the early Thirties the choices people made could have led to war or to peace. And they led to war. They made mistakes and I want to put Tommy into that and watch them making those mistakes.”
While Tommy wrestles with the complex workings of Westminster, the rest of the family are left to look after the business in Birmingham.
Michael returns from America after being sent across the Atlantic to tell Luca’s men their boss has perished.
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