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Peaky Blinders Creator Says Season 5 Is 'The Best One Yet'

Peaky Blinders Creator Says Season 5 Is 'The Best One Yet'

We don't have long to wait until the Shelby clan are back on our screens, and apparently their return is going to be big.

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Well, that's if the words of Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight are anything to go by - he spoke about what fans can expect from the upcoming fifth series of the gritty drama.

Speaking in an interview with TalkSport, Knight didn't let too much slip but was full of praise for his cast and said the series is set to be the 'best yet'.

It will pick up in the late 1920s, with the rise of fascism in Europe and the Wall Street Crash set to become focal points for the series.

And then there's the whole issue of the gang's leader Tommy Shelby and his burgeoning political career, which was alluded to at the end of series four.

Knight said: "We just finished shooting a week and a half ago. Series five is done. I can honestly say that it's the best yet. It's really good. It's fantastic and it all fell together beautifully. Great performances and I think audiences are going to be on the edge of their seats."

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What will become of Tommy's burgeoning political career in the upcoming series? Credit: BBC
What will become of Tommy's burgeoning political career in the upcoming series? Credit: BBC

He also went on to talk about how some of Glasgow's infamous gangs provided inspiration for the new season, with one group set to threaten the Shelbys and challenge their power in Birmingham.

"I did some research because the new series starts in 1929. In that era, some of the most notorious gangs were in Glasgow. This [season] is about a particular gang called The Billy Boys who become an issue for our friends in Birmingham," said Knight.

The Billy Boys were a razor wielding gang led by Billy Fullerton, who used to clash with Roman Catholic gangs during the 1920s and 30s.

Fullerton was also a member of the British Fascists and was awarded a medal for strike-breaking during the 1926 General Strike.

He also went on to create the Glaswegian branch of the British Union of Fascists.

The show's creator says he isn't finished yet and plans at least two more series. Credit: BBC
The show's creator says he isn't finished yet and plans at least two more series. Credit: BBC

And though Knight remained tight-lipped on most topics, fans will be excited to hear the show's creator doesn't plan on stopping just yet, as he said: "We will almost certainly do seven seasons."

In a recent interview with Slate, he said he's already writing the next one.

He said: "I'm about to start writing season six now and if all the wheels fall off, or it goes horribly wrong, there's probably people that will say something [about his writing process].

"But at this moment, it has its own logic and momentum. Right now, it feels as if the characters are just writing themselves."

A release date hasn't been set yet so sadly we still have a while longer to wait.

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Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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