DUBAI: French Moroccan actor Assaad Bouab is starring in the final season of Netflix’s hit series “Peaky Blinders,” which is set to premiere on the streaming service this spring.
The 41-year-old took to Instagram to express his gratitude at being given the opportunity to take part in the sixth season of the period crime drama, set in the aftermath of the First World War.
In a post, he said: “Thank you 1,000 times (director) Anthony Byrne for your trust and making this possible. It was like a dream to be part of the incredible adventure that is ‘Peaky Blinders.’”
In the new season, gang leader Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) faces the threat of the UK’s rising fascist movement, and the series reportedly picks up directly from the last scene of season five, that saw Shelby putting a gun to his own head and screaming.
The final season of the show is currently airing weekly on BBC One and is available on BBC iPlayer only for viewers in the UK.
Bouab, born to a Moroccan father and a French mother, grew up in Rabat. In 1998, he left Morocco’s capital city for Paris where he started acting lessons.
The multilingual actor is most famous for his roles in the 2005 romance film “Marock,” war drama “Days of Glory” in 2006, and 2007 comedy drama “Whatever Lola Wants.”
He previously starred in Netflix productions such as the war drama movie “Ali and Nino,” thriller “The Bay of Silence,” and the series “Messiah.”