Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy turns into a ruthless criminal Tommy Shelby

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Cillian Murphy turned into the ruthless criminal Tommy Shelby when he filmed exciting new scenes for the sixth and final series of Peaky Blinders on Tuesday.

The protagonist, 44, wore his character’s signature flat cap while filming scenes in a Lancashire quarry.

Cillian seemed to be heading for a small campground with carriages and horses, while an old-fashioned car followed him up the path.

On a Mission: Cillian Murphy turned into the ruthless criminal Tommy Shelby as he filmed exciting new scenes for the sixth and final series of Peaky Blinders on Tuesday

On a Mission: Cillian Murphy turned into the ruthless criminal Tommy Shelby as he filmed exciting new scenes for the sixth and final series of Peaky Blinders on Tuesday

Wearing a long black coat and an immaculate black suit with a gold pocket watch, the actor walked purposefully to the group of people in the settlement.

Once he got to the campsite, things got even more exciting as he seemed to be in an argument with a woman in the group holding a gun in his hand.

It comes after the show’s creator, Steven Knight, hinted last week that the program could continue without Cillian’s central character Tommy Shelby.

Filming: The protagonist, 44, wore his character's signature flat cap while filming scenes in a Lancashire quarry

Filming: The protagonist, 44, wore his character's signature flat cap while filming scenes in a Lancashire quarry

Filming: The protagonist, 44, wore his character’s signature flat cap while filming scenes in a Lancashire quarry

Drama: Once he got to the campsite it got even more exciting as he appeared to be in an argument with a woman in the group holding a gun in one hand

Drama: Once he got to the campsite it got even more exciting as he appeared to be in an argument with a woman in the group holding a gun in one hand

Drama: Once he got to the campsite it got even more exciting as he appeared to be in an argument with a woman in the group holding a gun in one hand

Knight, 62, shared Birmingham Live: “There may be worlds that are part of the Peaky world that are about someone else.”

The award-winning screenwriter added that a Peaky Blinders world without Tommy requires the franchise to take on a whole new form as he is currently “ the centerpiece [which] everything revolves around. ‘

Steven continued, ‘As it is, it’s absolutely impossible to work without Cillian. As it grows and progresses, who knows?

Trouble ahead: Cillian appeared to be heading to a small campground with carriages and horses while an old-fashioned car followed him up the trail

Trouble ahead: Cillian appeared to be heading to a small campground with carriages and horses while an old-fashioned car followed him up the trail

Trouble ahead: Cillian appeared to be heading to a small campground with carriages and horses while an old-fashioned car followed him up the trail

Scenes: The spooky quarry where he was filming was set up with horses and carriages for movie day

Scenes: The spooky quarry where he was filming was set up with horses and carriages for movie day

Scenes: The spooky quarry where he was filming was set up with horses and carriages for movie day

He added: “It will continue in a different form, namely the movie, and after that we want to keep the world going.”

The sixth series continues where the fifth series ended on December 7, 1929, the morning after a rally led by Oswald Mosley.

Peaky Blinders revolves around the gang of the same name run by the ruthless Tommy and his family, watching them build their power and influence in Birmingham and beyond.

Tense: After Tommy visited the settlement, he drove back down the hill to a waiting car

Tense: After Tommy visited the settlement, he drove back down the hill to a waiting car

Tense: After Tommy visited the settlement, he drove back down the hill to a waiting car

The fifth season ended on a cliffhanger, with Tommy seeing visions of his late wife Grace (Annabelle Wallis) and kidding himself after his botched assassination attempt on the leader of the British Union of Fascists.

Production on the show was delayed last year due to the Covid-19 crisis, but shooting could begin last month with cast and crew adhering to strict coronavirus restrictions.

The BBC drama has been running for eight years and is hugely popular, but the sixth season has been confirmed as the last, with creator Steven Knight confirming that the story will return ‘in a different form’.

Final adjustments were made to the Manchester-based sets in February after the cast filmed in Scotland.

Changes: It comes after the show's creator Steven Knight hinted last week that the program could continue without Cillian's central character Tommy Shelby

Changes: It comes after the show's creator Steven Knight hinted last week that the program could continue without Cillian's central character Tommy Shelby

Changes: It comes after the show’s creator Steven Knight hinted last week that the program could continue without Cillian’s central character Tommy Shelby

However, the locations show Birmingham – the actual setting of the popular gangster drama.

Meanwhile, TV star Sam Clafin, 34, was recently seen on set for the first time since producers confirmed he will return as a politician.

Last month, Peaky Blinders revealed Oswald’s fate in a tweet: ‘Sam Claflin will return as Oswald Mosley in # PeakyBlinders series 6.’

The star of the Hunger Games played the fascist leader, who rose to fame as a Member of Parliament in the 1920s and later in the 1930s after becoming disillusioned with mainstream politics.

Goodbye: The BBC drama has been running for eight years and is hugely popular, but the sixth season has been confirmed as the last

Goodbye: The BBC drama has been running for eight years and is hugely popular, but the sixth season has been confirmed as the last

Goodbye: The BBC drama has been running for eight years and is hugely popular, but the sixth season has been confirmed as the last