After nearly a two year wait, the award-winning BBC series Peaky Blinders is set to finally make a return later this year to both BBC One and Netflix.
The fifth season of the hit period crime drama — which was last on the air in late 2017 — will take place on the heels of the 1929 financial crash and will see the Shelby family take another step towards legitimacy, as Tommy will begin his role as a Member of Parliament representing South Birmingham.
In addition to returning series stars such as Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, and Sophie Rundle, Peaky Blinders also added Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games, The Nightingale) and Anya Taylor-Joy (Glass, The Witch) to its already-stacked cast.
Speaking to a packed crowd at the London premiere last week, series creator Steven Knight said that season five will be filled with “shocks and surprises” and promises that the show “gets better and better”, according to Deadline.
Knight also discussed some of the themes that season five will be highlighting:
“There’s the rise of nationalism, populism, fascism, and racism — the huge sweep across the world, and you look at the world now and what I hope people might take from this is what was the consequence of when it happened last time?” Knight said.
“People will find it staggering that the language, the phrases, the sentences used at the time are not just similar [to now] but the same, it’s chilling.” [Independent]
While Peaky Blinders has yet to be given an official United States release date, it will definitely hit Netflix before the end of 2019, giving you plenty of time to binge-watch and catch up.
Trust us, it’s worth it, as Peaky Blinders truly is one of the best shows on television (it also has arguably the best intro on TV, too).