When does Peaky Blinders season 5 start on BBC and Netflix, who is in the cast with Cillian Murphy and what’s it about?

PEAKY Blinders fans are already eager to see when the saga will continue.

Here’s everything you need to know about the next instalment of the gangster fan favourite…

Peaky Blinders is back for season five
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When will season five of Peaky Blinders be on TV?

The show is expected to air in late 2019 – but an exact date is yet to be confirmed.

In the meantime, Netflix has seasons one to four on their streaming service.

The show is already set for a major shake-up when it returns, as it’s been moved from its original home on BBC Two to BBC One.

Tommy and the gang will face more troubles in the new series
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What will the plot be in season five?

The Season 4 finale saw Tommy elected an MP for Birmingham South in a landslide vote as the Shelby clan assume more power than ever.

Series five of the crime family saga will also find the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929.

Meanwhile, creator Steven Knight has previously explained how he would like the upcoming series to explore the rise of fascism in the pre-second-world-war era.

In an interview with the Birmingham Mail, he explained, “There is so much stuff happening as we are going into the 30’s.

“The depression and the rise of fascism form part of the storyline. It is setting those things up.”

Series five will be out in late 2019
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Who is in the cast of season five of Peaky Blinders?

The full cast is yet to be revealed but we do know the following stars will in season five:

  • Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby
  • Helen McCrory as Aunt Polly
  • Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby
  • Sophie Rundle as Ada Shelby
  • Kate Phillips as Linda Shelby
  • Natasha O’Keeffe as Lizzie Stark
  • Sam Claflin as Oswald Mosley

Could there be a Peaky Blinders movie?

Series creator and writer Steven Knight and his executive producer Caryn Mandabach admitted there have been talks surrounding the possibility of a film spin-off.

But when questioned, Murphy told Deadline he was hesitant about committing.

He said: “I’m sort of ambivalent about it. I’m sort of like, ‘Eh, yeah, I don’t know, I’m not sure’.

“I love the idea sort of theoretically, but it has to come at the right time, you know? You can’t alienate the beautiful democratic thing of television where everyone just watches it,” he added.

“Cinema is trickier because you gotta pay your $10, you gotta leave the kids at home.

“You’ve got to do all of that, so it’s different and also you have to compress the story into probably just an event rather than the whole arc that we’ve normally been doing.

 “It’s kind of a sexy idea, but I’ll reserve judgement until the idea is presented to me.”

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