The last time we left Tommy and co., the head Shelby won an election to become a member of parliament, making him the Right Honourable Tommy Shelby. It’s got a nice ring to it. With Tommy making the big move into politics, he is faced with a new foe in the form of fascism, more specifically, the infamous leader of British Union of Fascists, Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin).
Claflin isn’t the only exciting new addition to a sprawling cast that has attracted the likes of Tom Hardy and Adrien Brody – Split and The Witch actress Anya Taylor-Joy will play the glam love interest for Michael (Finn Cole).
The family will have more to navigate more than just government; Peaky Blinders has always foregrounded its characters in the constantly shifting landscape of British history, and as the 1920s draws to a close, the Shelbys will also contend with the Great Depression.
The hype for the returning crime drama is at an all-time high, with creator Steven Knight adding more fuel to the fire by calling it the best season yet. 'It's fantastic and it all fell together beautifully. Great performances and I think audiences are going to be on the edge of their seats,' Knight said.
Departing from their home of BBC Two, Peaky Blinders has been upgraded to BBC One, and the show has finally been confirmed to return on 25 August at 9PM. With just a short wait to go, grab a flat cap and blast some Nick Cave by order of the Peaky Blinders.
|What||Peaky Blinders season 5, BBC One: release date, trailer and more|
|Where||BBC One, BBC One | MAP|
25 Aug 19 – 25 Aug 20, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM