When is Peaky Blinders back on TV? Who’s in the cast?
Peaky Blinders is returning with at least two more seasons. The series writer and director revealed at the season five world premiere in Birmingham.
Steven Knight confirmed the Midlands-based drama would reappear and that seasons six and seven will be shot almost entirely in Birmingham.
The world premiere at Birmingham's Town Hall sees the story of 'Thomas Shelby' (Cillian Murphy) continue as the hoodlum life in the 1930s.
Talking about his preference for the premiere destination, Knight said Birmingham had been the epicenter for the show, and it has meant so much to him to come back in the place year after year and start the series with a “bang.”
This was also expressed by Joe Godwin, director of BBC Midlands, who added BBC Birmingham has been “so excited” to be hosting the world premiere of Peaky Blinders – and that the series has been a real fan favorite across the Midlands.
"It's a brilliant event and screening which showcases one of the most popular drama series on the BBC ever right here in the heart of Birmingham!"
Shooting wrapped up in January, and up until now, the BBC has only aired a teaser trailer for season five.
In the footage, Thomas Shelby is seen realizing it hard to let go of his old ways behind, despite stepping into politics as the Labour MP for Birmingham South at the end of the prior series.
Knight previously promised the fifth outings of Peaky Blinders could be the best so far.
He affirmed with TalkSport that [season five] would be the best and that it's “really good.” Knight claims the season will be fantastic and will all fell together excellently. He guarantees of great performances and thinks audiences will go on the edge of their seats. The showrunner recollects how he did some research because the new series takes in 1929 stating that some of the most notorious gangs happened in Glasgow.
As somewhat of a quarrelsome ally of the Shelby’s, gypsy Aberama and his son, boxer Bonnie (played by Jack Rowan) will make a return for the fifth series. Meanwhile, it is unlikely we will be witnessing any more of Tom Hardy, after his character Alfie Solomons was killed off by Tommy in the series finale.
Hardy’s exit from the series, however, came as a shock to the Peaky Blinder cast, with Paul Anderson citing he “didn’t know it was coming.”
'Hunger Games' star Sam Claflin and former 'Hollyoaks' actor Emmett J Scanlan are among the new cast members to join the Shelbys in Peaky Blinders season five.
The duo will also be followed by 'The Handmaid’s Tale’s' Anya Taylor-Joy, 'The Bisexual’s' Brian Gleeson, 'No Offence’s' Neil Maskell, 'The Cry’s' Kate Dickie,' 'Lady Macbeth’s' Cosmo Jarvis, 'Krypton’s' Elliot Cowan, 'Ripper Street’s' Charlene McKenna, 'The Innocence’s' Andrew Koji and 'A Very English Scandal’s' Daryl McCormack.