​Season Five Of Peaky Blinders Is ‘Getting Closer’ To Completion

Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne has revealed that the fifth season of the BBC drama is 'getting closer' to completion, having shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the sound mixing deck.

With Cillian Murphy's Tommy Shelby visible on a giant screen in the distance, Byrne wrote: "Day 1. Ep 1. Final sound mix! Getting closer to the end."

Credit: Instagram/Anthony Byrne
Credit: Instagram/Anthony Byrne

Anya Taylor-Joy, who has joined the cast for the next season, commented: "Goooooooooo Ant! Rock it man."

Filming for the fifth season wrapped back in January, with the cast and crew marking the moment with a group photo.

But since then, the BBC has remained tight-lipped about when we can expect series five to appear on our screens, meaning all we know for sure is that it will be released at some point this year.

However, in a recent Q&A on Instagram, Harry Kirton - who plays Finn - did say the programme may be returning at some point this Autumn.

He said: "Peaky is probably coming out at the other end of this year. So, September/October time. I'm very excited and you should be too. Finn has to grow up (in the new) season."

We do also know what we can expect from the plot.

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

"Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere," the plot summary reads.

"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 more hints about the new series: "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 screens, the tense drama will also be making the jump from BBC Two to BBC One, with the hope that it will increase the audience size.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel (yeah, yeah, I know) and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

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