Littlefinger From ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Headed to ‘Peaky Blinders’

Actor Aidan Gillen joins Season 4 of BBC Two's period gangster drama

March 29, 2017
Photo: HBO

Westeros’s most infamous pimp is headed for a brand new den of iniquity.

Irish actor Aidan Gillen, who stars as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has been added to Season 4 of “Peaky Blinders,” according to reports. His role on the period-set gangster drama is currently unknown.

Gillen is one of several big names to sign on recently for Season 4 of BBC Two’s popular period crime series, alongside newcomers Adrien Brody (“The Pianist”) and Charlie Murphy (“Happy Valley”) and returning stars Tom Hardy and (his real-life wife) Charlotte Riley, who play Alfie Solomons and May Carleton respectively.

“We have a dream team gathered for series four of ‘Peaky Blinders,’ coming to us for love of the series which is great. Adrien Brody, Aidan Gillen and Charlie Murphy give us a wealth of talent to work with. And with Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley returning, we couldn’t have hoped for more,” creator Steven Knight said in a statement.

“Peaky Blinders,” starring Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, and Helen McCrory, takes place in post-World War I England, but its scenes are often set to contemporary music, including the White Stripes, PJ Harvey, and former Stern Show guests Royal Blood. The new season is expected to start airing in October on BBC Two, with U.S. distribution coming later via Netflix.

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