Fans of the period drama Peaky Blinders have been waiting in anticipation when their favourite show comes back on their telly. Both cast and crew have remained very tight lipped on exactly when the fourth season will premiere on BBC, and finally the date has been announced.

Cillian Murphy's Thomas Shelby and the Birmingham gang will be back November 15.

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The video has attracted thousands of likes, comments and shares in just a few minutes, with fans getting incredibly excited that season four will start in a little more than two weeks. One person wrote: "Gird your loins, m'dear. Undercuts, cheekbones, and accents shall ensue, shortly."

Another user boldly stated: "Never heard of [the show] but from the preview I will be watching it."

Judging from the trailer, the fourth instalment sets to be the most dramatic and intense thus far. Murphy has promised fans it will certainly leave them on the edge of their seats, telling ODE: "I think season four will be the best it has been. I'm very excited about it, I think people will be in for a lot of surprises."

Series creator and writer Steven Knight has plans to take the story well into the 1920s and further, if possible. He's told the Sun: "I hope it does run and run all the way up to the Second World War, but it does get harder to get the cast together as the actors are being pulled into feature films. It's a victim of its own success."

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The show's star, Murphy, has shown his interest in seeing the show being developed into a movie. Speaking to Esquire, Cillian said: "I think Steve [Knight] has some ideas. You'd have to be careful, but I'd be curious to do it."

It's a marked improvement on the comments he made to the Express, where he said: "It's kind of a sexy idea, but I'll reserve judgement until the idea is presented to me.

"I'm sort of ambivalent about it.

"I'm sort of like, 'Eh, yeah, I don't know, I'm not sure'. I love the idea sort of theoretically, but it has to come at the right time, you know?"

We'll have to wait and see what happens to the gang this season and where they end up. This latest instalment will reportedly pick up six months later from where the season three ended, where some of the gang were arrested and led away in handcuffs.

Sources: ODE, Express, Sun, Esquire

Stewart Perrie

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