Peaky Blinders Season 5 Release Date, Cast, Trailer & All You Need To Know: The popular British crime drama television series, “Peaky Blinders” is all set with its fifth season which is said to be aired on this year. The television series primarily set in Birmingham, England in the aftermath of World War I.
The series was initially created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions, Screen Yorkshire and Tiger Aspect Productions, which follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family.
The new season is going to be directed by Anthony Byrne, over this decision behind the switch was explained and revealed by Director of BBC Content Charlotte Moore, “Peaky Blinders is world class drama at the top of its game and the time has arrived for it to move to the UK’s biggest channel. Steven Knight’s epic storytelling is authentic and utterly compelling and I want to give it the chance to be enjoyed by an even broader audience on BBC One”.
The statement further added, “We couldn’t have asked for a better response to series four and the impact it had with young audiences. This move will also give BBC2 more creative headroom to experiment with new drama.”
About Peaky Blinders
The first series of Peaky Blinders was aired on 13 September 2013 on BBC Two and comprised for the total number of six episodes. The second series was then premiered on next year on 2 October 2014. Then the third series premiered on 5 May 2016. After the third series, the BBC on 26 May 2016 declared that they had ordered a fourth and fifth series of the show.
Year after the announcement, the fourth series was then premiered on 15 November 2017. After the series ending broadcast on 20 December 2017, it was declared that the fifth series is going to be broadcast in the year 2019.
In the month of May 2018, after their Drama Series win at the BAFTA TV Awards, Knight confirmed his “ambition of making it a story of a family between two wars, and by ending it with the first air raid siren in Birmingham”, which was 25 June 1940. He also confirmed that it would take an additional three series (seven in total) in order to conclude the story up to that point.
Peaky Blinders Cast
Well, of course, Cillian Murphy will surely be back as Tommy Shelby. Other than him Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson), Michael Gray (Finn Cole), Ada Thorne (Sophie Rundle) as well as Polly Gray (Helen McCrory) are also all set to be returning. Also, the star of Game of Thrones, Aidan Gillen will also be returning as the perfectly named Aberama Gold.
Peaky Blinders Plot
Series 4 of BBC’s classic Peaky Blinders concluded with the deadly Tommy Shelby turning out to be the elected MP of the Birmingham South constituency, strengthening the Shelby clan’s position of control. It seems to appear that the politics is set to develop a family affair for the Shelby’s after Paul Anderson exposed his character Arthur also achieves parliamentary links and relations.
While speaking to Metro, he explained, “What it gives Arthur and his family is more power. Tommy is in a position of power, and he can only get stronger in that position. We’ll all have more cover, more opportunity and more protection.”
He further said, “Becoming an MP is just Tommy expanding his empire – his ambition is to have power in a lot of areas and that’s just another extension of his power.”
Peaky Blinders Season 5 Trailer
Will there be a Peaky Blinders Movie?
Well, initially there were rumors all around that the fifth season may possibly mark the end of Peaky Blinders, which Knight confirmed after the program won a BAFTA for Best Drama Series.
He explained, “My ambition is to make it a story of a family between two wars. So I’ve wanted to end it with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939. It’ll take three more series to reach that point.”
Mandabach explained to Digital Spy, “There are many people in America that love Peaky Blinders and plenty of movie stars that want to be in the movie. We heard Julia Roberts wants to do it – but this is hearsay… I don’t really know for sure.”
More than anyone else, Cillian Murphy is ready to bring Tommy to the big screen, suggesting that Knight has certain “ideas”.