Bouab will play a barman named Henri in the first episode of series six.
French-Moroccan actor Assaad Bouab will star in the sixth season of Netflix’s period crime drama Peaky Blinders, which is set in the aftermath of the First World War.
In an Instagram post, Bouab wrote: “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.”
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 actor is known 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.
He started out in theatre and landed roles in French-language films and TV shows, as well as bit-parts in American productions like Homeland.