Filming Has Wrapped For Peaky Blinders Season 5

Guys, it's official: filming has finally wrapped on the fifth season of Peaky Blinders, meaning we're one step closer to getting our next fix of Tommy Shelby and co.

A post on the Peaky Blinders Twitter account yesterday confirmed filming would conclude today, much the delight of eager fans, who have been patiently waiting for the news since the cameras started rolling back in September.

Sharing a photo of Cillian Murphy and director Anthony Byrne on the first day of filming several months back, the tweet said: "Tomorrow we wrap filming series 5 of #PeakyBlinders."

One Twitter user commented: "I can barely contain myself!! When's it on??"

Another wrote: "I can't wait to see Tommy back on my TV screen."

Someone else said: "Release season 5 by the order of the Peaky Fuckin' Blinders!"

A fourth added excitedly: "Cannot waaaaait for series 5!!!"

Others begged them to reveal the release date of the fifth season - all we know at the moment is that it will be dropping at some point in 2019.

Man, just imagine the kind of wrap party the Peaky Blinders LADs will be having tonight. That's one bash I think we can all agree we'd love to receive an invite to.

The BBC recently teased us with a bit of a sneak preview of season five - albeit a very brief, blink-and-you'll-miss-it sneak preview, but it's something.

The short clip was 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.

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

"Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere," the synopsis explains.

"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, the show's creator Steven Knight also 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."

The new series will also make the graduation from BBC Two to BBC One, no doubt meaning we can expect even bigger things.

Well, I guess now all we can do is wait...

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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