Season Five Of Peaky Blinders Hits Screens And Fans Are Already Loving It
WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST EPISODE OF PEAKY BLINDERS SEASON FIVE
Season five of the BBC's hugely popular crime drama Peaky Blinders has finally made an appearance, and it looks like creator Steven Knight's promises of it being the 'best one yet' might have been more than just empty sales pitch, as fans are already loving it.
Viewers are thrilled to see Cillian Murphy back in the flat cap as Tommy Shelby, who returned in this evening's first episode under his new political guise after becoming an MP for South Birmingham.
Following a particularly raunchy moment for Polly in the opening few minutes (g'wan, girl!), in the first episode we've seen the Shelbys take a bit of a bruising thanks to the 1929 financial crisis - along with a poignant appearance from Grace in ghost form, which seemed to get bottom lips quivering across the nation.
that scene between tommy and grace:sob: #peakyblinders pic.twitter.com/fU4vkO40Aj
- molly:dizzy: (@mollygaffing) August 25, 2019
There's also a general consensus so far that the women of the show are looking to be more badass than ever this season (other than Arthur's wife Linda, that is, who's just being plain annoying as per) - not least Polly, who's already been labelled an 'icon'.
One person tweeted: "Shelby women are superior."
Another wrote: "Shelby women on top form #PeakyBlinders."
Oh, and people were glad to get another iconic slo-mo walking shot, naturally:
As for what we can expect beyond the first episode is still anyone's guess, but we do know this series is set two years after the fourth, and will hone in on the rise of fascism in Europe and the Wall Street Crash - which serve as the backdrops for Tommy's burgeoning career in politics.
The series synopsis offers: "Series five of Steven Knight's crime family saga finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere.
"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 LADbible, Cillian Murphy has also offered up some insight to what we can expect from the new season and his character's conflict with far-right figure, Oswald Mosley.
He said: "Tommy has to employ a whole new set of tools to battle with an ideology, as opposed to battling with a physical threat.
"The mafia last year was a pretty conventional threat, albeit a dangerous one, whereas this is a whole other level. If we're to go into it, I think what Tommy sees is... he's like, 'Oh f***.' He's predicting another a world conflict. He sees what this man's values are and what that could lead to."
Murphy explained that Tommy's dynamic will start to change, as he's now joined the establishment he once fought so hard against, having taken up a seat as an MP.
He continued: "Well there's that wonderful contradiction or conflict or balance between being a member of parliament, a Labour member of parliament, and then also being the head of a criminal gang - it's brilliant drama."
Peaky Blinders returns tomorrow at 9.30pm on BBC One, before continuing on Sundays at 9pm.
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