BBC Trailer Teases A First Look At Peaky Blinders Season Five

The BBC has cryptically shared the first look at the brand new season of Peaky Blinders in a short video to celebrate all of the previous series’ arriving onto the iPlayer.

Sure, there’s not a great deal of evidence to work with, but it looks like despite becoming the Labour MP for Birmingham South at the end of the previous season, Tommy Shelby is still finding it a bit tough to leave his old ways behind him.

In the short teaser, pieces of the previous four seasons are cut together, before Tommy is seen standing in the House of Commons, presumably about to give a speech to Parliament.

Oh, and in another shot – in classic Shelby style – he’s got a huge shiner of a black eye.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Sure, he might have risen well above his station, but it doesn’t look like Mr Shelby is above getting his head kicked in.

The Beeb was actually pretty stealthy about this, releasing this new sneak peek alongside a video to celebrate all of Peaky Blinders arriving onto BBC iPlayer, the corporation’s own streaming platform.

That means that if you’re moved by the short clip, you can now go and catch up before the new series hits.

Speaking of which, whilst we’re not sure when the new series will arrive, some eagle-eyed internet sleuths have spotted that the hands of Big Ben are pointing at 11 and one in another shot.

Does that mean it’s getting here on the 1st November? Well, it could be a lot sooner than that, actually.

There’s an event at the British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank Theatre on Tuesday 23rd July that will show the first episode of season five. It’s likely then that we’ll see it on our screens shortly after that.

Bloody hell.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

What we do know so far is that Peaky Blinders‘ creator Steven Knight reckons that this outing is going to be the best one yet.

In an interview with TalkSport back in February, Knight said: “I can honestly say that it’s [season five] the best yet. It’s really good. It’s fantastic and it all fell together beautifully. Great performances and I think audiences are going to be on the edge of their seats.

“I did some research because the new series starts in 1929. In that era, some of the most notorious gangs were in Glasgow. This [season] is about a particular gang called The Billy Boys who become an issue for our friends in Birmingham.”

As well as that, we know that Sam Claflin is to join the cast alongside regulars like Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, and Paul Anderson.

Claflin has previous starred in The Hunger Games but will now turn his hand to playing the fascist politician Oswald Mosley.

A brief synopsis reads: “Series five 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.”

Until we know a bit more, at least it is all on iPlayer for a decent binge watch.

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