Peaky Blinders’ Emmett J. Scanlan promises season 6 is ‘so f***ing strong’ after reading top secret scripts

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PEAKY Blinders’ Emmett J. Scanlan has promised season six is ‘so f***ing strong’ after reading top secret scripts.

The former Hollyoaks actor plays Billy Grade in the hit BBC One drama, which has had to postpone filming on season six due to the coronavirus.

However Emmett has had chance to read creator Steven Knight’s scripts for the next series, and he is incredibly excited by what he saw.

Speaking to Digital Spy, he revealed: “We won at the NTAs this year, just before lockdown, and myself and Steven spoke about what’s to come very briefly.

“I’ve read all the scripts since then, which of course are all subject to change. But they’re so f**king strong.

“It won’t disappoint, I promise you. Steven is a master.

Billy is one of the prime suspects when it comes to sussing out who betrayed Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) in season five.

Tommy had planned to assassinate fascist leader Oswald Mosley but his attempt was thwarted, leading viewers to wonder who double crossed him.

As Tommy and the other Peaky Blinders treat Billy like dirt, he could have had good reason to betray him.

Emmett previously told Digital Spy: “Some guy in my gym shouted ‘RAT’ across the floor after the final episode aired.

“But hypothetically speaking, would you blame him if he did [betray Tommy Shelby]?

“They do force him, threaten him, manipulate him into doing their bidding.

“They do bully him psychologically and physically. So if he did, and I’m not saying he did, would you blame him?”

Peaky Blinders seasons 1-5 are available on BBC iPlayer

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