Peaky Blinder’s six fan theories

The sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders is currently in the works and promises to be the most explosive of all time – so what are the six fan theories of the Peaky Blinders series?

The series five finale left us with so many questions – like what will happen to Tommy Shelby after he puts a gun to his head?

And, perhaps more importantly, who betrayed him?

Here’s our rundown of some of the best – and worst! – Fan theories …


Tommy Shelby lost the plot at the end of the fifth series of Peaky Blinders (Credit: BBC One)

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Peaky Blinder’s six fan theories:

What will happen to Tommy Shelby?

Series five and series six director Anthony Byrne recently told Digital Spy that series six “takes off”. [where it left off]”.

He says, “So the very first picture you’ll see will be in this field again … Tommy, with a gun to his head.

“Then we’ll move on from there, we’re solving this amazing moment … it’s great.”

Of course, viewers know that Tommy is now Vice Chairman of the British Union of Fascists alongside Oswald Mosley.

He undertakes a failed assassination attempt on Oswald, but someone betrayed him.

Some fans fear that Tommy (Cillian Murphy) will take his own life in season six.

Since the death of his wife, Tommy has been plagued by strange visions of his own demise.

However, creator Steven Knight has said that he wants to turn Tommy into a “good man” by the end of the show.

Who betrayed Tommy Shelby?

Unlikely fan theories believe that Michael Gray informed Oswald Mosley of Tommy’s plan to kill him.

Michael wasn’t exactly up to date when it came to the murder plan, however.

There are other more likely informers – like Billy Grade, to start with.

Even actor Emmett Scanlan, who plays Billy, says he wouldn’t blame his character for mistaking Tommy.

Billy isn’t exactly a fan of the Peaky Blinders, especially after they kidnapped and held him hostage, which led him to lure in for a small fraction of the money.

The audience saw Finn tell Billy about the shooting of Oswald Mosley, whom we later see when he lifts the phone …

Others believe that Johnny Dogs (Packy Lee) may have been the one who sabotaged Tommy’s assassination attempt.

Only Tommy’s close circle knew of the plot, so it was someone close to him.

Johnny built bridges to the Shelby family through an arranged marriage between John Shelby (Joe Cole) and Esme (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) in the first series.

Johnny is one of the few gang members who knew about the plot and miraculously shows up shortly after the shooting.

But why should Johnny miss his chance to pocket £ 30,000 for the job, and why should he turn Tommy on now?

We won’t know until next season who double-crossed Tommy, despite Tommy shouting about the Chinese, Jimmy McCavern and Special Branch during his breakdown …

Peaky Blinder's six fan theories
Helen McCrory as Polly in Peaky Blinders (Image: BBC / YouTube)

Aberama gold will be back

Some fans believe that the dead character Aberama Gold (Aidan Gillen) will return from the dead.

And it wouldn’t be the first time a character has been revived.

Tom Hardy’s Alfie Solomons made a shocking return after being shot in the head, as did Arthur (Paul Anderson) after faking his own death in season four.

Aberama was brutally killed by a violent gangster in the service of Oswald Mosley – shortly after Polly Gray agreed to marry him.

Does Gina Gray work with Oswald Mosley?

It’s no secret that Gina has hated the Shelby family since treating them as an outsider.

Now fans believe that Gina and Oswald could be in an alliance.

Surely everyone noticed the look they both shared during the ballet performance at the Shelby house, and she knew exactly who he was when he arrived.

In the fifth series finale, fans believed Gina Gray (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) had joined forces.

One scene showed Oswald having sex with a blonde woman just before giving his final speech at the British Union of Fascists rally.

However, the camera now showed her face and some fans speculated that it could have been Gina …

Director Anthony Byrne has since poured water on these flames, denying the blonde was Gina.

There is definitely a hint that they might still work together on the next season of the BBC drama, however.

Some fan theories have suggested she might be Oswald’s spy, and that’s how he knew all about her husband Michael’s favorite clubs in Detroit.

Whether she really works for Oswald or not, Gina’s family will play a key role next season, with Michael running the drug trade for the Peaky Blinders.


Anya Taylor-Joy as Gina Gray in Peaky Blinders (Image: BBC One)

Is Billy Grade a Double Agent?

Billy is hardly a fan of the Peaky Blinders crew, but then they mistreated him and took him hostage.

The audience saw Arthur tell Billy about their plans to kill Oswald Mosely. So could it be possible that Billy was working as a spy?

Was it Billy who warned Oswald about the assassination attempt on his life?

Oswald Mosley is going to die in season six

Some fans believe that Oswald Mosley will be killed in the final series.

However, Oswald is a real figure in life.

The British politician suffered from Parkinson’s disease in the 1970s and died in 1980 at the age of 84.

So it’s highly unlikely that the show’s writers would be brave enough to rewrite history!

Peaky Blinder's six fan theories
Sam Claflin as Oswald Mosley in Peaky Blinders (Image: BBC One)

Will Inspector Campbell return in revenge?

Some fans are hoping that Tommy’s first archenemy from the first series will return in a neat series loop.

But it’s pretty implausible!

Polly Gray (Helen McCrory) shot him up close in series two.

She takes Major Campbell to a phone booth while he is on the phone with Winston Churchill.

Despite his pleading, she shoots him in the heart and leaves the bar as he falls to his death.

Is Michael the black cat in Tommy’s dream?

Tommy conjured up images of a black cat in some of his most disturbing dreams.

Polly believes a black cat nightmare means a traitor is around.

Of course, the person Tommy is most likely to cheat on is Michael, who feels that he is the best bet for Shelby’s business.

Season six of Peaky Blinders appears to be labeling Michael Gray as Tommy’s full-blown enemy after his failed attempt to take over the company.

We know that one of them is likely to die, as Polly says, “There is going to be a war and one of you is going to die, but which one, I can’t tell.”

Unfortunately, Helen McCrory’s tragic death this year means her character won’t be in series six.

However, it is not yet known whether she had already filmed scenes before her death.

Peaky Blinders will return to BBC One later in 2021.

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