Liam Gallagher Could Be Set To Join The 'Peaky Blinders' Gang
Tommy might soon be overshadowed by the famous British singer.
Imagine if Peaky Blinders followed the same path as Game of Thrones... Besides their similar levels of success, the two series don't have a lot in common. But several recent rumors could soon change this. Throughout its eight seasons, the HBO show often featured cameos from musicians, such as Ed Sheeran, Will Champion and Gary Lightbody. Now Peaky Blinders looks set to adopt the same practice, with bad boy Liam Gallagher as the first guest of honor.
The former Oasis singer has gotten close to members of the team behind the English series in recent months. Steven Knight and Anthony Byrne, the showrunner and director of Season 5, produced the clip for "One of Us", from the singer's latest album Why Me? Why Not. Liam Gallagher was asked by fans on Twitter about his future projects. In his usual brusque style, the British musician replied that he would soon be meeting one of the members of the Peaky Blinders team…
Thought you’d never ask yeah I’m of to meet a man about a part in peaky blinders Why me Why not see ya— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) September 5, 2019
Let's put Liam Gallagher's words into context to avoid getting our hopes up too high. In 2017, David Beckham was spotted on the film set for the series, giving rise to rumors that the footballer would be making a cameo appearance. In the end, he was just launching a clothing range inspired by the Shelbys' 1920s style.
It's also possible that the production team are meeting with the singer to invite him to the Peaky Blinders festival in Birmingham, which will be held on September 14 and 15 and has promised surprise guests for the concert line-up. Of course, Liam Gallagher could also take advantage of the occasion to confirm his cameo in the series, which still has two seasons to go to pack full of surprise appearances from famous figures.
Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth
By Adrien Delage, published on 10/09/2019