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BBC Reveal 'Peaky Blinders' Season Five Release Date And Brand New Photos

BBC Reveal 'Peaky Blinders' Season Five Release Date And Brand New Photos

It's been 18 months since Peaky Blinders was last on our screens but the wait is nearly over as its almost time to get reacquainted with everyone's favourite Brummie gang. Yes, we finally have a season five release date.

BBC revealed today that gun-wielding, peak cap-wearing family will be returning to our screens on Sunday 25th August at 9pm on BBC One. So in just over two weeks.

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*Squeals.*

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Credit: BBC

What's more, the BBC has not only treated us to a release date but dozens of new promo photos from the fifth season of the Bafta-winning period crime drama. And OH MY GOD they are good.

The new season - which is moving to BBC One from BBC Two for the first time - will pick up during the turmoil of the financial crash of 1929, where family patriarch Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) will face new threats such as Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists (The Hunger Games' Sam Claflin).

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The new photos show other returning cast members including Helen McCroy, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Charlie Murphy and Natasha O'Keefe in scenes from the new season.

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Credit: BBC

We also get a closer look at some of the new cast in character: fascist leader Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) stands proudly in front of posters with his face on; Michael Gray (Finn Cole) returns from business in American with his new girlfriend (The Handmaid's Tale's Anya Taylor-Joy); Finn (Harry Kirton) sits down for talks with Billy Grade (Hollyoaks' Emmett J Scanlan); and the family attend a high-society ballet, rubbing shoulders with the fascists.

We also see Michael in a compromising situation with Ripper Street's Charlene Mckenna's character.

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Credit: BBC
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Credit: BBC

"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."

The teaser trailer, which was posted to BBC One's Twitter account, shows the Birmingham gangsters in all their glory as they arrive in London in support of Tommy as he takes up his new post in Westminster as an MP.

But as expected, their arrival in the big smoke is not without its challenges, with Tommy faced with tough opposition by Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists (played by Sam Claflin).

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Credit: BBC

And the drama doesn't end there as Aunt Polly (Helen McCrory) pulls the trigger on a gun while Thomas' sister Ada warns: "No one's going to hang you Tommy, you're going to hang yourself".

As the music and action comes to a crescendo, Thomas' dulcet Brummie tones say: "Sometimes, death is a kindness" while it appears everything the Shelbys have built is crashing down around them.

We've already recapped season four, now all that is left to do is block out all plans for the evening of Sunday 25th. Like we needed telling twice...

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment News, TV and Film, Peaky Blinders

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.

 

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