Tom Hardy will join his Dark Knight Rises co-star Cillian Murphy in the second season of the BBC Two historical crime epic Peaky Blinders.
Set in 1919 Birmingham, England, the drama centers on a street gang whose members sew razor blades in the peeks of their caps, and their dangerous and ambitious leader Tommy Shelby (Murphy). According to Variety, Hardy will play a charismatic leader who presents a unique opportunity to the crime boss.
The casting reunites Hardy with his Locke director Steven Knight, who created Peaky Blinders and his written or co-written all six episodes to date; he’s also penning all six episodes of the second season.
Filming begins this month on Season 2, which will airs this fall on BBC Two.