Peaky Blinders fans given first glimpse of season 5 as new plot details emerge
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Peaky Blinders fans given first glimpse of season 5 as new plot details emerge

PEAKY BLINDERS fans have been given a first proper look at the upcoming fifth series of the show along with details of what to expect from the new season.

Now installed as an MP, Cillian Murphy's Tommy Shelby is set to take on what could prove to be his most cunning and calculated foe yet: the British government.

The official 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 realises that his response will affect not just his family's future but that of the entire nation."

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Murphy's character hasn't forgotten where he came from though, as the first image from the upcoming series shows.

It features Shelby, on horseback, and staring off into the distance, ready for battle.

 

 

The show's creator, Steven Knight, has also offered up a glimpse of what to expect from the series, which has started filming in Manchester.

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"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 '30s begin," he said.

"Tommy Shelby faces the darkest force he has ever faced, and his struggle is as relevant today as it was then."

Almost all of the cast are returning including Helen McCrory (Aunt Polly), Paul Anderson (Arthur Jr), Sophie Rundle (Ada), Kate Phillips (Linda) and Natasha O'Keeffe (Lizzie).

Ireland's very own Aiden Gillen will also be back alongside Jack Rowan as Aberama and Bonnie Gold, the show's father-and-son heavyweights.

There's no word yet on whether Tom Hardy will return as Alfie Solomons but never say never.

Peaky Blinders will return in 2019.