Peaky Blinders returned to small screens all over the UK last night (5 May), and to say the premiere episode was eagerly anticipated is an understatement. Luckily for BBC Two, followers of the show appeared to love the opener, taking to Twitter and other social media in their droves to discuss what happened and what they thought of the developing storylines.
One Twitter user couldn't hide their excitement, writing "What an amazing way to start the season! Roll on next Thursday," while another made sure to congratulate "all involved" on the making of the series, adding a clapping hands emoji for good measure.
Something that seemed to go down well in particular were the songs featured in the first episode, with a soundtrack including tracks from present bands such as Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead, despite the show being set in the early 1900s. Following on from the news that the late musician David Bowie was a big fan of the show, one of his famous tracks will reportedly feature in a later episode.
Not everyone was as positive when it came to the revelation that Tommy's (Cillian Murphy) new wife was in fact Grace Burgess (Annabelle Wallis) however, with many voicing that they thought he'd make a mistake marrying her and that she'll end up betraying him again later in the series. One audience member even went so far as to guess that Grace "will be dead by the end of season three". Stranger things have happened... but we'll have to just continue watching to know her ultimate fate.
Lastly, having been announced as a new cast member ahead of the third season, fans were a little confused when Paddy Considine wasn't anywhere to be seen in the first episode. Fortunately for those who were left a bit baffled, in a special interview with Edith Bowman this morning via the show's official Twitter, Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight revealed that Considine would in fact make his debut on the show in next week's episode and that he "plays a priest who will never be redeemed". There's been no official word as to when Tom Hardy will reprise his role as Alfie Solomons however.
Peaky Blinders continues on Thursday on BBC Two at 9pm.
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