BBC Releases Sneak Peak At Series Five Of 'Peaky Blinders'

There isn't long left to wait now until we finally get to see the return of Tommy Shelby and the gang, with series five of Peaky Blinders set to hit our screens very soon.

And in anticipation of the new series, the BBC has just released the first glimpse of the thrilling drama's latest outing, but be warned: blink and you might miss it.

Over the past few months, fans have been teased with the odd behind-the-scenes snaps but this is the first time audiences will have seen any clips from the actual show.

Part of a montage trailer for some of the upcoming series on the BBC, there are also short clips from other hit shows such as Killing Eve, Line of Duty and period drama Poldark.

Cillian Murphy - who plays the lead character and head of the Peaky Blinders gang, Tommy Shelby - began filming series five way back in September, and makes a brief appearance in the short trailer.

Peaky Blinders is almost back on our screens. Credit: BBC
Peaky Blinders is almost back on our screens. Credit: BBC

So what do we know about the fifth season?

According to its synopsis, we will see the world 'thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929',

It continues: "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."

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail last year, the show's creator Steven Knight dropped some hints about what fans could expect from the new series.

He said: "We are going into the 30s now. There is so much stuff happening, so why not finish the job? The depression and the rise of fascism form part of the storyline.

"It is setting those things up. In the 30s across Europe and Britain there was the rise of fascism."

When it does return to our screen the tense drama will make the jump from BBC Two to BBC One, with the hope that it will increase the audience size.

Director of BBC content Charlotte Moore told Digital Spy: "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 BBC Two more creative headroom to experiment with new drama."

Even though the trailer only gives a brief glimpse of the new series, we can't wait for it to start.

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Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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