PEAKY BLINDERS season 5’s release date has been officially confirmed and the good news is that it is coming back to our screens sooner than expected.
Cillian Murphy is set to return as everyone’s favourite Birmingham-based gangster, Tommy Shelby, at 9pm on Sunday, August 25.
The fifth season premiere will be the first episode to air on BBC One.
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It will see Shelby and his cohorts reeling from the fallout of the 1929 Wall Street Crash and the emergence of a new foe in the form of the Scottish razor gang.
Now an elected MP, the rise of fascism in the UK will also see Shelby tangle with real-life politician Oswald Mosley, played by Sam Claffin.
No US release date has been set for season 5 as yet but it is worth noting that season 4 arrived on Netflix in the US in December 2017, making the 2019 Christmas period a potential landing spot for the show across the Atlantic.
The official plot synopsis for season 5 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."
Show creator Steven Knight previously spoke to the Irish Post about his plans for the new series and the future of the series as a whole.