Peaky Blinders' Oswald Mosley star warns that Tommy Shelby will be 'out of his league' in season 6

OSWALD Mosley became an threat of formidable proportions in Peaky Blinders' fifth season.

The British fascist, played by Sam Claflin, proved to be a disruptive force in Westminster and had his eyes set on Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) as an ally who could secure the Midlands.

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Tommy kept up appearances with Mosley, but was secretly plotting to assasinate him during a political rally with the help of a friend, who served as a sniper in the army.

However, somebody betrayed him, as his gunman was taken out before he could deliver the shot, which may well mean Mosley is onto him.

Claflin has spoken about returning to the acclaimed drama for season 6 – and warned that Tommy will be "out of his depth" as he faces off against the crafty politician.

He also said the character's real life history meant he knew the assasination would be derailed.

“The best thing about getting involved as Mosley is that we know the history of him – so I knew that I’d survive! He lived a long life, so I felt protected," he told Lad Bible.

“He’s a very rich character with a lot to play with – I’d never heard of him before the job, but after doing a bit or researching about who this man was, it was eye-opening," he went on.

"So knowing what’s to come in his real-life journey – it’s exciting to know he’s still in the Peaky Blinders world.”

Given the global coronavirus pandemic, production on season 6 has been on hold, but that hasn't stopped the writers preparing scripts for when filming can kick off.

Claflin stressed that the usual twists and turns would be present in the upcoming episodes and admitted he couldn't wait to get in front of the camera again.

“I have seen scripts and they’re very, very, very juicy. I know they’re keen to get up and running as soon as it’s safe – it’s something I’m very keen to get back to," he continued.

“There’s nothing concrete in the diary yet, but I’m chomping at the bit to get back to it because of where we left it and where I know it’s going.”

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As for what's in store for Temmy Shelby, Claflin suggested he may have bitten off more than he can chew with Mosley, whose upper class roots have bestowed a range of advantages.

“It all depends on Shelby really – in series five, he went from being a big fish in a small pond to being in the ocean," he said.

"Seeing how little power he actually has in amongst the real power, against someone like Mosley, who was born into that world.

"Shelby was out of his league and it was really exciting to watch, so you can expect there to be more of the same.”

Claflin's comments come after Michael actor Finn Cole teased a ‘downfall and addiction battle’ for the character in season 6.

Meanwhile his co-star and on-screen mother Helen McCrory, who plays Polly Gray, admitted that Polly had played a pivotal role in Michael's corruption and felt conflicted about who to side with in the power struggle to come.

Elsewhere, fans claimed that Tommy and Michael are secretly planning to take down Mosley together – and their feud is all for show.

Peaky Blinders seasons 1-5 are available to stream on Netflix now

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