The first footage of Peaky Blinders season five is finally here.
It’s been a long wait for fans of the period drama after season four came to an end over a year ago.
And while the BBC has teased us with behind-the-scenes pictures and snippets of info about what’s in store for the future of the Blinders, this is the first time we’ve been given a proper look at the upcoming season.
Footage of season five can be seen in a teaser trailer for some of the shows we have to look forward to in 2019, alongside Luther, Killing Eve and Poldark.
Take a look at the video here:
As much as your brain might trick you into thinking it’s still 2018, the new year is definitely, finally upon us, and as Cillian Murphy was back on set filming for season five in September, hopefully it means fans won’t have too much longer to wait to see him in the role of Tommy Shelby once again.
Last summer, the BBC announced the show would be making the big move from BBC Two all the way to BBC One – joining the other hit shows seen in the trailer – in order to ‘give it the chance to be enjoyed by an even broader audience’.
According to Digital Spy, Director of BBC Content, Charlotte Moore, explained:
Peaky Blinders is world class drama at the top of its game and the time has arrived for it to move to the UK’s biggest channel.
Steven Knight’s epic storytelling is authentic and utterly compelling and I want to give it the chance to be enjoyed by an even broader audience on BBC One.
We couldn’t have asked for a better response to series four and the impact it had with young audiences. This move will also give BBC Two more creative headroom to experiment with new drama.
The news was shared by the official BBC Two Twitter account, who wrote in a tweet:
By order of the #PeakyBlinders, we hereby issue @BBCOne with full membership to the Shelby family business! Welcome to the gang!
— BBC Two (@BBCTwo) August 22, 2018
While the trailer doesn’t give too much away, creator Steven Knight previously revealed his vision for season five in an interview with Birmingham Mail.
We are going into the 30’s now. There is so much stuff happening, so why not finish the job? The depression and the rise of fascism form part of the storyline.
It is setting those things up. In the 30’s across Europe and Britain there was the rise of fascism.
In my mind [the show] ends first air raid siren in the Second World War.
My mum told a story about the air raid siren going off and her coming in, pulling the blankets off, and saying ‘come on, the buggers are here’.
I’m sure Knight will have some exciting things in store for Peaky Blinders fans; it’s certainly going to be a good year of television!
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