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'Peaky Blinders' Season 5 Adds Sam Clafin, Anya Taylor-Joy And More

'Peaky Blinders' Season 5 Adds Sam Clafin, Anya Taylor-Joy And More

It was no surprise to us all when the majority of the Shelby clan (except John Shelby) fought their way through mob boss Luca Changretta in the last season of Peaky Blinders because when season four was commissioned with it came season five and they needed a few people to carry on the story-line, didn't they?

But they're adding a few more familiar faces into the mix for the 2019 release of season five. Faces that include Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Kate Dickie (The Cry) and Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread).

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No character descriptions have been revealed just get but who cares?

Also new to the series are Neil Maskell (Happy New Year), Cosmo Jarvis (Calm With Horses), and Emmett J Scanlan (Butterfly).

Speaking to Deadline, Claflin said: "From Steven Knight's writing to the consistently brilliant production, I couldn't feel more privileged to be invited to join this iconic show."

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Gleeson added: "Looking forward to kicking around in the mud of Northern England with an exceptional cast and crew. The scripts are wild and pertinent - a classic Peaky brew."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The new season will see the show move into the 1930s, and according to Deadline when Tommy Shelby 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.

What we do know is that we are entering the end of the show. Knight has said in several interviews that he intended to wrap the show up before the beginning of the Second World War.

Knight said: "My ambition is to make it a story of a family between two wars, so always I've wanted to end it with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939. It'll take three more series [to reach that point]."

Knight has been consistently tight-lipped about whether Grace and Alfie are really dead - although Alfie certainly looked it when we last saw him - but he has spoken out about one particular plot detail of season five.

Al Capone isn't making an appearance.

Knight said: "There's not going to be any Al Capone. There isn't, there really isn't,". He did however confirm: "Series five will have a lot of (big-name guest stars), I think."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, BBC, Peaky Blinders

Rebecca Shepherd

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