Brand new clip gives first look at 'Peaky Blinders' season five

Brand new clip gives first look at 'Peaky Blinders' season five

The BBC has given Peaky Blinders fans a sneak peek of the show's upcoming fifth season in a trailer to mark the arrival of the previous four seasons on the channel's streaming platform BBC iPlayer.

The short trailer combines several moments from seasons one to four before a glimpse is shown of Tommy standing in the House of Commons:

Those who tuned in to last season will be aware that it ended with Tommy Shelby, aka the leader of the Peaky Blinders, being elected as Labour MP of the Birmingham South constituency.

But will this ascent to power hold up in season five? Who knows, but it's sure to be a dramatic new chapter in the explosive story about the Birmingham-based criminal gang.

In fact, if the words of the show's creator Steven Knight are anything to go by, this new season is set to be the most entertaining one yet.

In an interview with TalkSport, Knight said: "I can honestly say that it's [season five] the best yet. It's really good. 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."

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"I did some research because the new series starts in 1929. In that era, some of the most notorious gangs were in Glasgow. This [season] is about a particular gang called The Billy Boys who become an issue for our friends in Birmingham."

As to when exactly the new series will premiere, there has been no official indication.

However, some eagle-eyed viewers did notice after watching the trailer that the hands of Big Ben point at 11 in one shot and one in the other, which they suggest could mean that the new season will be released on November 1.

Although considering there will be a screening of the first episode of season five at the British Film Institute on Tuesday 23rd July, it's likely that the show will be appearing on our screens a lot sooner than November.