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The Long-Awaited Fifth Season of Netflix's Peaky Blinders Gets a Premiere Date!

It’s been nearly two years since Peaky Blinders Season 4 was released on Netflix. Well, after that long wait, Season 5 has finally been given a U.S. release date! The six-episode Birmingham, UK set crime saga will be released in the UK on August 25th and in the U.S. on October 4th.

I love this show and it’s about damn time Season 5 gets a release date! Series creator Steven Knight talked about the upcoming chapter of the story saying that it begins with the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the Shelby family “seriously affected because they’ve invested their legitimate money and are going to have to fall back on the illegitimate money.” He also promised “shocks and surprises to come.”

Here’s the synopsis:

An epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, Peaky Blinders follows the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby
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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5 Gets U.S. Premiere Date at Netflix

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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5 Gets U.S. Premiere Date at Netflix
Netflix has revealed the release date for the fifth season of “Peaky Blinders,” announcing that the Shelby family’s crime saga will launch Oct. 4 on the streaming service. This is after the BBC One drama first airs across the pond, of course.

Here’s the official description for the Steven Knight-created series’ fifth season:

An epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, Peaky Blinders follows the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament. It explores the notions that violence destroys lives, empires rise and fall over time, and class divisions are corrosive. Season 5, returning Friday, October 4th, finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will impact
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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5 Netflix Premiere Date Set

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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5 Netflix Premiere Date Set
Following last week’s news that Season 5 of epic BAFTA-winning crime saga Peaky Blinders will debut August 25 in the UK, Netflix has set its premiere date for the U.S. and beyond. All six episodes of the Cillian Murphy-led series will launch on the streaming service at 12:01Am Pt on Friday October 4 in the States and all markets where Netflix has the show’s rights.

Anticipation for S5 has been ramping up as the global fanbase eagerly awaits Peaky’s return, nearly two years after Season 4 which was its highest-rated yet — the trailer for the upcoming run has garnered more than 3.5M views since its unveiling at the end of July. The Steven Knight-created series is also coming back after it scored its first Best TV Drama BAFTA, for Season 4, in 2018 — a rarity for a show that many years along.

Season 5 begins with the Wall Street crash
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Tommy Shelby steps up the power dominance in trailer for season 5 of ‘Peaky Blinders’

The BBC is ramping up the excitement for the return of the Shelbys in season 5 of the critically acclaimed series ‘Peaky Blinders’ by releasing a new trailer.

Season 5 sees crime boss Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) begins his new role as a Member of Parliament. The world is 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.

Series regulars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keeffe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck and Benjamin Zephaniah all return.

They are joined by new cast members Sam Claflin, Anya Taylor-Joy and Brian Gleeson.

Also in trailers – Hello Neighbour…
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Peaky Blinders series 5 gets a first trailer from the BBC

The BBC has released the first trailer for the hotly-anticipated fifth series of Steven Knight’s acclaimed crime drama Peaky Blinders; watch it here…

“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 (Cillian Murphy) is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.”

Peaky Blinders series 5 features returning cast members Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keefe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck and Benjamin Zephaniah alongside new additions Sam Claflin (Adrift), Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Elliot Cowan (Krypton), Neil Maskell (Kill List), Kate Dickie (Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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‘Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight Teases More Seasons & Bringing Series Home To Birmingham

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‘Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight Teases More Seasons & Bringing Series Home To Birmingham
Flat caps were out in force on Wednesday in Birmingham, England as the town welcomed the Season 5 world premiere of gangster epic Peaky Blinders. Birmingham is home to Peaky creator and writer Steven Knight, and to the series’ Shelby family that’s led by star Cillian Murphy’s Tommy. At a screening of the first episode of the upcoming season, Knight excited the crowd, saying that much of the next season will be shot locally. He added, “We have two more series to do and we are bringing Peaky Blinders home.” Deadline last year reported that talks were ongoing with the BBC on Seasons 6 and 7, and Knight’s comments certainly make them appear likely. However, producers and the network have yet to officially confirm.

Peaky, which pulled off a rare feat of winning its first Best TV Drama BAFTA in its fourth season, moves to BBC One this year from
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Celebrities Unite in Call For Move Away From Animal Research

Ahead of World Day for Laboratory Animals on 24 April, more than 60 academics, scientists, institutions, companies, organisations and celebrities have signed up to a new Declaration for Advanced Science.

Spearheaded by Animal Defenders International (Adi), signatories – including celebrities Joanna Lumley, James Cromwell, Mena Suvari, Chris Packham, Gemma Atkinson, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jenny Seagrove and Brian Blessed pledge to support measures accelerating the “move away from animal models towards more human-relevant research methods”.

Other signatories to the initiative include Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Marc Bekoff; Professor of Pharmaceutical Analysis Laura Waters; Consultant Haematologist Dr Shireen Kassam; Microbiologist Dr Warren Casey; Senior Cell and Molecular Biologist Dr Pelin L Candarlioglu; Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics Andrew Knight; and Emerita Professor of Anthropology Barbara King.

The full and current list of Declaration signatories can be viewed here.

Joanna Lumley: “I wholeheartedly support the efforts of Animal Defenders International in encouraging a
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Peaky Blinders: Season Five; First Look Photo of Sam Claflin Released

The Shelby family is in for a little shakeup. The BBC has released a photo of cast member Sam Clafin, who is new to the fifth season of the Peaky Blinders TV show on Netflix and BBC One. Clafin isn't the only cast member new to the series. Joining along with him are Anna Taylor-Joy, Brian Gleeson. Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis, Emmett J Scanlan, Elliot Cowan, Charlene McKenna, Andrew Koji, and Daryl McCormack.

A Netflix historical crime drama, Peaky Blinders stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keeffe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck, and Benjamin Zephaniah. The early 20th Century skein unfolds in Birmingham, England, where boss Tommy Shelby (Murphy) led the “Peaky Blinders” gang. The fifth season kicks off
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First look at Sam Claflin in Peaky Blinders series 5

A new image has arrived online from the upcoming fifth series of the BBC’s acclaimed period crime drama Peaky Blinders which gives us our first look at Sam Claflin’s (Adrift) new character, a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain.

See Also: A Peaky Blinders movie is in the works

The fifth series of Peaky Blinders will air in 2019, and “sees the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy (Cillian Murphy), who’s now an MP, is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.”

It features returning cast members Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keefe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee,
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A Peaky Blinders movie is in the works

As filming on the fifth series of Peaky Blinders continues, director Otto Bathurst has revealed to Yahoo! Movies that a feature film version of the acclaimed British period crime drama is in the works.

“I think it’s actually being written,” said Bathurst during a promotional interview for his new movie Robin Hood. “I think Steven Knight the writer, I think they’re planning something, yeah.”

Asked whether he’d have any interest in directing the movie, Bathurst – who has won a BAFTA for his work on the show and also returns to helm episodes of the fifth series – responded coyly, stating that Knight and the producers “haven’t asked me yet”.

Creator Knight had previously suggested that a Peaky Blinders movie was “probably” going to happen at some point, although this is the first we’ve heard that work on the project is actually underway.

The fifth series of
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Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson and more join Peaky Blinders series 5

Following on from the news of Anya Taylor-Joy’s casting earlier this week, TV Line is reporting that Sam Claflin (Adrift) and Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread) have signed on as guest stars in the upcoming fifth series of Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders.

The new series of the BBC drama “sees the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy (Cillian Murphy), who’s now an MP, is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.”

Additional castings for the new series include Elliot Cowan (Krypton), Neil Maskell (Kill List), Kate Dickie (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth), Emmett J. Scanlan (The Fall), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Andrew Koji (Warrior) and Daryl McCormack (Vikings).

The fifth series
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‘Peaky Blinders’: Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson & More Join Season 5 Of Gangster Epic

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‘Peaky Blinders’: Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson & More Join Season 5 Of Gangster Epic
Exclusive: Season 5 of Steven Knight’s period crime saga Peaky Blinders has set a host of new cast, including Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson and the previously announced Anya Taylor-Joy. The BAFTA winning drama that’s led by Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson is currently filming with the fifth go-round for the Shelby family expected to air in 2019, moving from its previous BBC Two home to BBC One.

Also new to the series are Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis, Emmett J Scanlan, Elliot Cowan (The Spanish Princess), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Andrew Koji (Warrior) and Daryl McCormack (A Very English Scandal). We do not yet have character descriptions.

This year’s big name additions follow on from Season 4 which included Adrien Brody and Game Of ThronesAidan Gillen.

Claflin recently starred in
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Anya Taylor-Joy joins Peaky Blinders for series 5

After unveiling a first look image of Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby from the upcoming fifth series last week, the BBC has now announced that The Witch and Split star Anya Taylor-Joy has joined the cast of Steven Knight’s crime saga Peaky Blinders. Details on her role are being kept under wraps, but we do have a first look image of the actress in character…

“I could not possibly be more excited to be joining such a talented group of people,” said Taylor-Joy. “I can’t wait to get in and play this character.”

The fifth series of Peaky Blinders “sees the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy, who’s now an MP, is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.
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Anya Taylor-Joy Joins ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5; First-Look Photo

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Anya Taylor-Joy Joins ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5; First-Look Photo
The Witch and Split‘s Anya Taylor-Joy has joined the cast of Peaky Blinders‘ fifth season. BBC One, where the Steven Knight-created epic crime saga is moving after spending its first four go-rounds on BBC Two, tweeted the news today, welcoming Taylor-Joy to Birmingham. There’s no word yet on just what her role will be, but the actress tells Deadline, “I could not possibly be more excited to be joining such a talented group of people. I can’t wait to get in and play this character.”

The BBC released a first-look photo of Taylor-Joy, taken by Season 5 director Anthony Byrne on the set of the drama that’s currently filming in Manchester (check it out below). Further cast is expected to be added to the 2018 laureate of the Best TV Drama BAFTA Award.

Deadline recently reported that Season 5 will see Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby face his darkest force yet.
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First image and plot details for Peaky Blinders series 5

Deadline has unveiled a first-look image of the returning Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby from the fifth series of Steven Knight’s acclaimed period crime drama Peaky Blinders.

As revealed by Deadline, series five of Peaky Blinders “sees the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy, who’s now an MP, is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.”

“The story of the Peaky Blinders and of the Shelby family gets woven into the political fabric of Britain and Europe as the 1920s end and the 30s begin,” states Knight. “Tommy Shelby faces the darkest force he has ever faced and his struggle is as relevant today as it was then.”

“Peaky Blinders is a truly iconic BBC
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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5: First-Look Photo And Plot Details Revealed

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Exclusive: The Shelby crime family is getting back together — amid the 1929 financial crisis and as Tommy Shelby faces his darkest force yet. Filming has begun on Season 5 of Peaky Blinders, the period saga created by Steven Knight and starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson — and we’ve got the first-look photo of Murphy as Tommy (below), as well as the first plot details for the new season.

The winner of this year’s Best TV Drama BAFTA is moving from BBC Two to BBC One for the fifth go-round which will air next year.

Season 5 sees the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy, who’s now an MP, is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.
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Stars Support Lorde's Decision To Boycott Israel

Over 100 well-known names – including writers, actors, directors and musicians – have signed a pledge supporting Lorde's decision not to perform in Israel.

The statement was published in The Guardian following backlash over the Kiwi singer’s cancellation of her concert in Tel Aviv. It is a direct response to a full page ad published in the Washington Post on January 1 which called Lorde a bigot and also attacked her homeland of New Zealand.

“We deplore the bullying tactics being used to defend injustice against Palestinians and to suppress an artist’s freedom of conscience. We support Lorde’s right to take a stand,” reads the letter in The Guardian. "Shmuley Boteach, the author and promoter of the advert, supports Israel’s illegal settlements and wrote last month on Breitbart to thank Donald Trump for “electrifying the world” with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in defiance of international law.
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Peaky Blinders Season 5 Photo, Plot Details and More

Joseph Baxter Kirsten Howard Oct 5, 2018

Peaky Blinders Season 5 is definitely happening... it just won't arrive until 2019.

Peaky Blinders Season 5 has officially been a thing since last fall's epic Season 4 finale aired in the U.K., when the BBC almost immediately confirmed that a fifth season renewal was already a done deal, set to return to our screens in 2019.

Of course, Peaky Blinders Season 4 reaped record ratings for its U.K. airing, on BBC Two, culminating with 3.6 million viewers tuning in for the finale. While we’ll probably never know the hard figures for its U.S. performance on Netflix – due to the streaming giant’s secretiveness over those things – the show can point to the binge habits of American audiences for a lot of its current momentum, especially after ratings had temporarily hemorrhaged during Season 3.

Peaky Blinders Season 5 News

Peaky Blinders Season 5 details have emerged.

Creator Steven Knight provides a poignant plot synopsis,
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Peaky Blinders recap: episode one

This Birmingham-set gangster drama is British telly trying to do Us-style box set viewing. But it's styled like a John Lewis ad with almost as many cliches. Will you keep watching?

Spoiler Alert: This blog is for those who are watching series one of Peaky Blinders. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode one.

Birmingham, England, 1919. In the first episode of BBC2's new period gangster drama/steampunk beer commercial, we learn that Brum's postwar slums were mostly peopled with actors who weren't from there.

Before we even get to the amazing set design or the slick, ad-style art direction, or the way Sam Neill keeps a straight face when he says, "It's beaver", we need to tackle two problems. The accents are all over the shop and the dialogue is often eye-poppingly bad. That said, Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Sam Neill count for a lot, even when
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Peaky Blinders, Britain's answer to Boardwalk Empire

Creator Steven Knight and star Cillian Murphy discuss the BBC's epic new gangster drama

It represents an amazing period," says Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, of the British post-wwi drama whose impact some have predicted will parallel that of Boardwalk Empire in the USA. "As well as the upheaval, there was a lot of drug-taking, a lot of hedonism. The start of modernity, but a false start."

The opening episode begins in a Chinatown district, its inhabitants scurrying anxiously about. As we pan back towards a muddy street, it's clear that this is the early 20th century – New York, San Francisco, London, perhaps. The source of the consternation emerges – a man on a horse, plodding down an avenue of hovels, scattering the frightened locals. Determinedly, he performs a ritual involving the blowing of coloured powder into the horse's face. Finally, he speaks, in a thick accent, and the screen's date
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