As Season 4 of Peaky Blinders comes to an end, fans are still left with questions about the next season. Will we see John Hughes again in the final season? The answer is yes! John Hughes, played by Paddy Considine, will become part of the Peaky Blinders family and be featured in Season 5 of Peaky Blinders, confirmed show creator Steven Knight. But how did John Hughes join the Blinders? How did he go from being a priest to becoming part of one of the most notorious gangs in Birmingham? Who else has been cast as part of the Peaky Blinders gang? John Hughes is the newest member of the Peaky Blinders!

Meet Season 5 Newcomer John Hughes

A classically trained British actor, Paddy Considine may not be a household name for U.S. audiences but he’s been making waves on both sides of Atlantic over his career spanning more than 20 years. His most recent role has earned him some of his best reviews to date: as Father John Hughes in season 4 and 5 of Peaky Blinders. We recently got an exclusive look at Paddy’s new character—here’s what we learned.

How Close Is He to Paul Anderson’s Character?

Anderson’s character was a little more ruthless and violent than Paddy Considine’s. But other than that, I think he will be able to make a great Father John. I love his eyes, his facial expressions, and his passion for what he does.

John Hughes is the newest member of the Peaky Blinders!
John Hughes is the newest member of the Peaky Blinders!

The way Paddy Considine dresses as Father John shows that he has great fashion sense which is something else that Paul Anderson had! This season will definitely not disappoint us fans from Paddy Considine’s character being introduced in season three of Peaky Blinders.

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Meet The New Members Of The Shelby Family

John Michael Paddy Considine, who plays Arthur Shelby’s father, was also seen in Hot Fuzz and The Bourne Ultimatum. Paul Anderson has been cast as Arthur’s brother, Oswald. He played Rackham in The Revenant and starred in Doctor Who alongside Peter Capaldi. Alexander Siddig will play Sykes, another assassin; he was on Game of Thrones as Doran Martell before his character was killed off by Prince Oberyn. Siddig’s credits include Midsomer Murders and 24 Hour Party People. Charlotte Riley will portray Eleanor, a strong-willed women with high social status in Birmingham’s Jewish community: her acting credits include Bend It Like Beckham, Pride & Prejudice and Supergirl.

What Happened At The End Of Season 4?

The conclusion to season 4 really set up a great start for season 5. Tommy, Harry, Michael and John make it through their time in Ireland, Paddy Considine was introduced as Father John Hughes and we’re still waiting on word if Cillian Murphy will be returning to work with Tom Hardy. With all that said, what exactly happened at the end of season 4? What happened between Tommy and Alfie Solomons? What is going to happen when they return home? We’re going to try to answer these questions while discussing our thoughts on how awesome Paddy Considine was in his introduction as Father John Hughes. This is an episode where I find myself struggling not to spoil anything so let’s just get into it…

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John Hughes is the newest member of the Peaky Blinders!
John Hughes is the newest member of the Peaky Blinders!

Who Could John Have Killed?

Well, let’s take a look at some facts and see if we can narrow down his potential victims. John joined with Arthur Shelby after John’s release from prison in 1901. Shelby was an ambitious young man who had inherited his father’s small business, but he wanted more. He hired John to be his right-hand man and together they got involved in a number of shady dealings, one of which led to John going to prison for six years. While we don’t know exactly what they were involved in, it seems that they tried to get into some serious crime—robbery or smuggling perhaps—and were caught.

Where Will He Go From Here?

The Peaky Blinders have officially come to an end. In a series that pitted two brothers against each other for control over Birmingham, it was Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) who emerged victorious and it was Michael Gray (Finn Cole) who paid for his brother’s survival with his own life. As devastating as Michael’s death was, there are still a handful of questions left unanswered by the show’s final episode. Can we expect any sort of spinoff? Could Tommy land on anyone else’s radar now that he and Polly are free to go wherever they please? And what will John Hughes do with himself once he no longer has any business in Birmingham?

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8 Reasons Why We’re So Excited For Season 5!

It seems that every few weeks, we hear a new rumor regarding season 5. The most recent news has Tom Hardy entering negotiations to play another historical character. With each passing day, we’re getting more and more excited for season 5. We compiled a list of our favorite details about season 5: Here are 8 Reasons Why We’re So Excited For Season 5!

What happened with Father John Hughes?

Father John Hughes was an interesting and conflicted character who offered a unique view into Tommy’s past. The viewer got to learn more about Tommy’s family life and his early years. One can assume that Tommy’s father died at some point during Tommy’s youth due to his mother taking him in with Shelbys. According to Paddy Considine, he also offered legitimacy to Tommy while keeping him close enough to be able to influence him in a positive way.

Is the priest in Peaky Blinders a nonce?

According to IMDB and other sites, Paddy Considine is one of only two actors from Broadchurch to be in Peaky Blinders. He also appears as a priest in John Huston’s film. The priest he plays has been described as creepy by critics, but who knows…maybe that was a deliberate casting choice rather than creepy-for-creepy’s sake? I personally love creepy characters (no coincidence then that my favourite fictional character ever is Hannibal Lecter), so I’m excited to see what happens with his character. How will we see him develop during Season 3? Will they delve into his backstory more or just leave him as an enigma?

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