Peaky Blinders has added a new star for Season 5 and her CV is very impressive
She could be crossing paths with Tommy.
In terms of the world that Steven Knight has created on Peaky Blinders, it would be very lazy to say that the world of Small Heath is dominated by the men.
As fans of the show will know, Aunt Polly is the only person that can rival Tommy in terms of brains, complexity and balls - Helen McCrory's performance has helped to create one of the best female characters on TV - but the rest of the women in the show are just as impressive.
Grace was an enigma that deftly played the Peaky Blinders and the Crown against each other, Ada is just as tough as her brothers, May Carleton was more than capable of defending herself and Jessie Eden is an incredibly strong campaigner for equality and workers rights in the factories of Birmingham.
All things considered, the term 'damsel in distress' is not something that you could use to define the women in Peaky Blinders and on that note, we're delighted to see Anya Taylor-Joy joining the cast for season five.
Film fans might already be familiar with Taylor-Joy's work because she has carved out an incredibly impressive CV - most notably in the horror genre.
The actress starred in The Witch, Morgan, Split and the upcoming sequel to M. Night Shyamalan's supernatural thriller, Glass.
At present, her role isn't confirmed but we'd be amazed if she isn't playing another romantic interest for Tommy.
After all, he's already got a complicated past with Jessie, May and Lizzie.
Yep, that's the Cillian Murphy effect...lucky divil.
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) October 12, 2018
As stated previously, season five of the beloved drama is currently filming and Steven Knight has given us a few clues about what to expect.
In an interview with the Birmingham Mail, he revealed that the new season will be set in the 1930s and that it will touch on the rise of fascism.
"We are going into the 30s now. There is so much stuff happening, so why not finish the job? The depression and the rise of fascism form part of the storyline. It is setting those things up. In the 30s across Europe and Britain there was the rise of fascism," he said.
Aside from this, it's also possible to form a bigger picture of the plot when you combine Knight's quotes with a previous interview that Paul Anderson (Arthur) gave to The Metro.
Anderson said that Tommy's newfound political power will see his criminal empire and influence expanding.
Tommy's new political position as a Labour MP: "gives Arthur and his family more power. Tommy is in a position of power, and he can only get stronger in that position," said Anderson.
He adds: "So we’ll all have more cover, we’ll have more opportunity and more protection. And by protection, I mean by society and the police and so on. We’ll be able to get away with things under the guise of, “we’re politicians, we’re respectable”. But we’ll be able to manipulate things more. Arthur will be even more Arthur. So it will be a lot of fun."
Bring it on.