Peaky Blinders season 4 reached an epic finale. However, we are all interested what to expect in the next season. What will happen to Thomas Shelby, his family and his empire of crimeis one of many questions the fans are pondering. Season 5 might be one of the most dramatic so far as they enter the realm of politics and the corridors of power as they extend their stronghold to the US in the midst of the 1929 financial crash.
Peaky Blinders season 5 is currently being filmed. So, if you want to know more details about this drama series, you’re in the right place. Here is everything we know so far about the newest season of this English television crime drama.
Peaky Blinders Season 5 Release Date
Peaky Blinders season 5 will air in 2019, as BBC confirmed. We also got a confirmation the official Peaky Blinders Twitter account, which after the season four finale in December 2017 posted “CONFIRMED: #PeakyBlinders will return to @BBCTwo in 2019.”
Although there is no exact date, the series is likely to premiere in autumn 2019. Filming has already started and there are plenty of behind-the-scenes shots posted on the official Peaky Blinders Twitter account.
Moreover, the crime drama will move from BBC Two to BBC One. As it’s considered to be one of the best world class dramas, it deserves to be on the UK’s biggest channel. The fourth season of the series had a huge impact and was an amazing hit. In fact, Peaky Blinders won the Best Drama Series at the BAFTA TV Awards.
You can see the fourth season as it’s currently streaming on Netflix and BBC Two. The creator of this astonishing drama, Steve Knight, in a recent interview revealed that if everything goes as planned, the series will air in the spring of 2019.
Even though the creator of the series, Knight didn’t give any details about season five, it is speculated that next season comes with a big plot development. In fact, it’s believed that next season will take place into the Sixties and see the rise of fascism and that Tommy Shelby could be shot dead. Recently, BBC shared a picture from season five in which we can see that Shelby is probably dealing with the darkest forces ever on the show.
The cast of Peaky Blinders Season 5
The cast of the show has been the same since the beginning and that’s one thing which probably won’t change in season five. So, we will again see Finn Cole as Michael Gray, Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Helen McCrory as Aunt Polly, Natasha O’ Keeffe as Lizzie Stark, Sophie Rundle as Ada Shelby and Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Esme Shelby.
Unfortunately, we won’t see Joe Cole as John Shelby in the new season, as he was killed by the Sicilian mafia in a Christmas massacre. However, there will be new characters in season five, including Neil Maskell, Sam Claflin,Anya Taylor-Joy, and Emmett J. Scanlan.
Will There Be Peaky Blinders Season 6?
There hasn’t been an official announcement yet, but given the popularity of the series, Peaky Blinders is likely to return with season 6, if not more. Even Knight isn’t sure if the series will be renewed for another run. However, he discovered that he hopes there will bemore seasons of the series. His aim is to portray a story of family between two wards which ends with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939. To achieve his aim, he’s definitely going to need more series.