'Peaky Blinders' season 5 drops on Netflix today

'Peaky Blinders' season 5 drops on Netflix today

Fans of the hit BBC gangster series, Peaky Blinders, have been pretty eager to witness the return of Tommy Shelby and his gang, especially when last season ended with the gang leader making a foray into politics. The new season was released on BBC One on 25 August 2019, but now international fans will have a chance to catch up with Birmingham's most infamous crime family.

Check out this disturbing clip from Peaky Blinders season five: 

Yes, the fifth season of Peaky Blinders officially drops on Netflix as of today, meaning that it's available to view on the world's most popular streaming platform.

According to the show's official synopsis, the Great Depression will play a significant role in the overarching storyline. The summary states: "Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family's future but that of the entire nation."

Commenting on the upcoming season in a recent interview with The Metro, actress Helen McCrory stated:  "I've only seen episode one, and there's a whole bit… We saw the screening in Birmingham, for fans who managed to get lottery tickets. I look away from the screen, I, as Helen, can't watch it. I think it's disgusting, gratuitous violence, and it should be".

She added: "I think it's much more disturbing than somebody slashes somebody's face or somebody shoots somebody and it's all just the end of it. It is not a natural state of affairs. And anybody who looks at the violence of Peaky Blinders and thinks: 'That exactly is what I want to do'. I mean, sick."

Check out the trailer for season five of Peaky Blinders:

In a recent interview, series creator Steven Knight revealed that the fifth season will be even more introspective.

Knight stated: "Tommy blurs the line between the respect a godfather would have on his home turf with that of an MP, so he’s sort of doubly enfranchised and doubly powerful. In other seasons, he’s always faced a nemesis, and in this one, he has some powerful enemies, but the biggest one is himself."

Returning cast members for season five other than Cillian Murphy and  Helen McCrory include Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne, Kate Phillips as Arthur's wife Linda Shelby and Benjamin Zephaniah as Jeremiah Jesus. Finn Cole also returns as Michael Gray.