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Peaky Blinders Series Five Is Now Streaming On Netflix

by : Cameron Frew on : 22 Apr 2020 10:02
Peaky Blinders Series Five Is Now Streaming On NetflixPeaky Blinders Series Five Is Now Streaming On NetflixBBC

By order of the Peaky Blinders, your binge-watching schedule has been filled – the fifth season of BBC’s gangster drama is on Netflix now. 

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For those who watched season five when it originally aired back in August 2019, why not dive back in? For newbies to the series, this is the perfect chance to gorge on some explosive Brummie mayhem.

With any pre-production on the show’s sixth season on hold, we may as well revisit the violent life of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy), courtesy of the streaming platform.

Peaky Blinders Sam ClaflinPeaky Blinders Sam ClaflinBBC

The fifth season follows Tommy as he takes on Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin), the emerging leader of the British Union of Fascists. Elsewhere, Michael Gary (Finn Cole) returns from the US with his new wife Gina (Anya Taylor Joy). That’s just scratching the surface – but I shan’t spoil the plot for those who haven’t watched it.

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Critics lapped up the fifth season, with the New Statesman‘s Pippa Bailey writing: ’29 episodes in, Peaky Blinders proves it can still pack a punch.’

Peaky Blinders Anya Taylor JoyPeaky Blinders Anya Taylor JoyBBC

James Jackson of The Times also wrote: ‘The show’s style is so ludicrously over-the-top you have to surrender all cynicism as the Shelbys stride in slow-mo to Black Sabbath. So the longer you stick with it, the more the swagger becomes impossible to resist.’

As for where season six of Peaky Blinders will take its audience, writer Steven Knight has painted a bleak picture for Tommy.

Peaky Blinders Tommy ShelbyPeaky Blinders Tommy ShelbyBBC

He told NME: ‘We’ll be looking at 1934 and things are worse. The drum beat is getting louder, tensions are worse and Tommy is right in the middle of all that. Again, it will be an exploration of what was going on in the ’30s and how certain things transpired.’

In the meantime, we’ll just have to watch it all from the beginning… again.

All five seasons of Peaky Blinders are now available on UK Netflix. 

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BCTJ-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and took up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Film and TV, BBC, Cillian Murphy, Netflix, peaky blinders, steven knight, streaming, TV

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