BBC Releases Info & First-Look Image From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5 As Filming Begins

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05 Oct 18
BBC Releases Info & First-Look Image From 'Peaky Blinders' Season 5 As Filming Begins

BBC Releases Info & First-Look Image From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5 As Filming Begins

Filming has started on Season 5 of BBC hit drama Peaky Blinders, and with that comes some more information about what’s to come for the Shelby clan, and a first-look image of the show.

The image itself is a little… well… It’s Cillian Murphy, on a horse. So that’s… nice, I guess. However, they did also release some details about what to expect from the next season of Steven Knight’s crime family saga. As we return, we find a world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP (Murphy) 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.

“The story of the Peaky Blinders and of the Shelby family gets woven into the political fabric of Britain and Europe as the 1920’s end and the thirties begin,” comments creator Steven Knight “Tommy Shelby faces the darkest force he has ever faced and his struggle is as relevant today as it was then.”

They have also confirmed Helen McCrory (Polly), Paul Anderson (Arthur), Sophie Rundle (Ada), Finn Cole (Michael), Kate Phillips (Linda), Harry Kirton (Finn) will be back as the other Shelby clan members. They are joined by Natasha O’Keefe (Lizzie), Packy Lee (Johnny Dogs), Ned Dennehy (boatyard owner Charlie Strong), Ian Peck (Charlie’s assistant, Curly) and Benjamin Zephaniah (preacher Jeremiah).

On top of those regular faces, a number of the Season 4 additions will be returning. Aidan Gillen and Jack Rowan return as father and son heavyweights Aberama and Bonnie Gold. Charlie Murphy returns as Jessie Eden, the enigmatic union convenor and Tommy’s lover. Kingsley Ben-Adir is also back as Colonel Ben Younger.

Season 5 will be directed by Anthony Byrne (‘In Darkness, Butterfly, ‘Ripper Street’) and will be produced by Annie Harrison-Baxter (‘Marcella’, ‘In the Flesh’, ‘The Secret of Crickley Hall’). The show is executive produced by Caryn Mandabach, Steven Knight, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Patrick Spence, Cillian Murphy and, for the BBC, Tommy Bulfin.

“Peaky Blinders is a truly iconic BBC drama and I cannot wait for viewers to see what Steven has in store when the cast, led by the mesmerising Cillian Murphy, return for series five in its new home on BBC One,” adds Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama.

Peaky Blinders‘ returns for Season 5 on BBC One in 2019.