Peaky Blinders Season 5 World Premiere Will Be Held In Birmingham

After what feels like a lifetime of waiting, season 5 of our favourite gritty drama Peaky Blinders is finally set to air in the coming months.

Since the show is centred around one of Birmingham's most notorious street gangs, it only makes sense that the show will air its first episode in the Brummie city.

Yes, for those who can't wait for the new episodes to drop on BBC One, fans can head on down to the city where BBC Birmingham and BBC One are hosting an exclusive world premiere.

And guess what? You won't even have long to wait, as the first episode airing at Birmingham Town Hall is going down in 18 July.

What's more, you'll even get a chance to see your favourite stars from the show as part of a red carpet even, including returning characters such as Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson and Sophie Rundle. Say wut!

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peaky blinders

Speaking about the decision to hold the premiere where the show is set, creator Steven Knight, said: "Birmingham is of course my first choice for the world premiere, the cast and crew love it here.

"Birmingham is the epicentre for the show and it means so much to me to come back here year after year and start the series with a bang.

"This year we're at the Town Hall, which is a great venue, with more fans than ever before able to see the programme.

"I can't wait to see everyone's reactions on the night."

Joe Godwin, Director of BBC Midlands added: "BBC Birmingham is so excited to be hosting the world premiere of Peaky Blinders - it's a real fan favourite across the Midlands.

"It's a brilliant event and screening which showcases one of the most popular drama series on the BBC ever right here in the heart of Birmingham!"

Credit: Peaky Blinders/BBC Two
Credit: Peaky Blinders/BBC Two

If you want to get involved and be in with a chance of seeing the first episode of season five before everyone else, apply on the BBC website here. The ticket ballot starts today and will be open for a week, so you'd better be quick.

For those of you too far away or you'd rather enjoy the first episode from the comfort of your own home, at least you know there's not long to wait until it finally drops on TV.

Until then, why not binge-watch the entire first four seasons in preparation. They're all available on iPlayer now, don't you know - you're welcome.

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

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