'Peaky Blinders' season 5 will go on Netflix internationally October 4
After a riotous season finale, during which Tommy Shelby finally seemed to have been brought to his knees - both physically and metaphorically - only to rise once more, as he always must, something like a phoenix bursting from his own ashes, Peaky Blinders is nearly back with us once more.
Now, with Tommy as MP for Birmingham South and his most deadly enemy - Luca Changretta - defeated, it seems as though, somehow, the stakes in season five are going to be higher than ever before.
Check out a sneak peak at the blistering action from Season 5 right here:
For UK viewers, the show has been confirmed to return on August 25 at 9pm on its new channel, BBC One. Explaining the reasoning behind the channel switch, Director of BBC Content Charlotte Moore said;
“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.
“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.”
Which is all well and good if you live in the UK, but what about the rest of the world? When do they get to join in the fun? Well, it turns out that the answer to that question is October 4, after Netflix set its premiere date for the new season.
Speaking of the leader of the Shelby family, Tommy, creator Steven Knight recently revealed that season five will delve deeper into the criminal - and now Member of Parliament's - psyche;
“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 include Helen McCrory as Polly Shelby, 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.