Peaky Blinders is a British crime drama series created by Steven Knight that won a BAFTA for Best Drama Series wherein Cillian Murphy and Charlie Murphy won Best Actor and Supporting Actress IFTA Awards. Series four of hit drama Peaky Blinders ended with the defeat of the Italian Changretta family and the election of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) as MP for Birmingham South but with Tommy’s increasingly fragile mental state becoming more and more apparent, and the Wall Street Crash on the horizon – what is on the cards for the Shelby family in series five! That is all set to join Netflix on October 4, 2019, after it first premieres on BBC One, on Sunday, Aug. 25.
The official plot synopsis reads: “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.”
Steven Knight said in an interview: “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 thirties begin. Tommy Shelby faces the darkest force he has ever faced and his struggle is as relevant today as it was then.” The show’s creator also revealed that the main antagonists for the season will be “a particular gang called The Billy Boys” from Glasgow, but filming leaks suggest that the Shelbys will be traveling to the US at some point.