First Official Photo From 'Peaky Blinders' Season Five As Filming Begins

There have been rumours that season five of Peaky Blinders has begun filming, but now we have official confirmation and we can officially get excited.

Yup, Cillian Murphy has stepped back into Tommy Shelby's shoes and the first image has been released, check it out:

Credit: Matt Squire ' © Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd
Credit: Matt Squire ' © Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd

As well as Murphy, stars Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips and Natasha O'Keefe will all be back for season five.

The show's creators have also teased us with a few details about the plot of the new season, which will focus on Tommy's political aspirations, set to the backdrop of the 1929 financial crash.

The fifth season will see the world 'thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929', with the synopsis adding: "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."

How good does that sound?

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

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail earlier this year, Knight 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.

"In my mind it ends [with the] first air raid siren in the Second World War.

"My mom told a story about the air raid siren going off and her mom coming in, pulling the blankets off, and saying, 'Come on, the buggers are here.'"

Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby, also told the Metro a little bit about how this season will treat his character.

"Arthur's not going to be a politician," he told the news outlet. "He's got political ties now, let's put it that way. But you won't see him at no rallies or in Parliament.

"What it gives Arthur and his family is more power. Tommy is in a position of power, and he can only get stronger in that position. So, we'll all have more cover, we'll have more opportunity, and more protection.


"And by protection, I mean by society and the police and so on. We'll be able to get away with things under the guise of 'we're politicians, we're respectable'.

"But we'll be able to manipulate things more. Arthur will be even more Arthur. So it will be a lot of fun."

Peaky Blinders returns to the BBC in 2019.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

Next Up

arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up camera clock close comment cursor email facebook-messenger facebook Instagram link new-window phone play share snapchat submit twitter vine whatsapp logoInline safari-pinned-tab Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013