There are very few season which touch the heights of fame and suit the needs of the audience. Peaky Blinders is one of those shows which was able to earn that respect in the audience which quite a few shows earn. Tommy Shelby is the name which comes into the minds of everyone when they think about this one particular show. The dress code, the valour and of course ‘“By the order of Peaky Blinders” has made this show quite addictive for the audience.
The season five of this show is going to be released later this year. Fans are pretty excited as they can’t wait to see what is going to happen to Tommy Shelby. The new show is going to focus on the political career of Tommy as he makes his way into the power circles of London. The members of his family would be carrying out activities in Birmingham.
Knight has revealed several things about the Peaky Blinders, as he plans on taking the season to the beginning of WW2. He plans on making a total of 7 seasons for the show, according to him the fifth season would be the best. While he was getting interviewed by Variety the writer revealed what he plans to do the character Tommy Shelby.
So far, the season has developed a story around Shelby, he has gotten back to Birmingham which is torn apart after WW1. With the help of a loyal family, Shelby has entered the politics as he has grown his empire.
[Season 7] will tell a different story, where Tommy Shelby – who begins as this nihilistic, looking-out only for his family person – will be redeemed, and he will become good. I want to take him on that journey from the person we saw [in Season 1], to the person he will become in 1939. (said Knight in the interview)
The writer also said that he tried to portray the reality of the British working class. He portrayed them as people enjoying their life and having fun times.
The experiences I had of working-class life was of people enjoying themselves, having a laugh, having fun, having self-respect; they were in control of their own destines to an extent, and so I wanted to reflect that. So you had a working-class environment where these people are sort of aristocracy in a way within their own community. (said the writer)
Tommy Shelby would be working his way out of his working class gang life.