‘Peaky Blinders': Cillian Murphy Takes a Tommy Gun to a Scarecrow in New Season 5 Trailer (Video)

Tommy Shelby’s troubles follow him into the halls of power

Last Updated: September 19, 2019 @ 8:16 AM

With just two weeks to go until the Oct. 4 launch date, Netflix has released a brand new trailer for the fifth season of “Peaky Blinders” — and it’s full of real and imagined violence, and one unfortunate scarecrow.

If you want to see Tommy Shelby use a Tommy gun to murder a scarecrow hung on a cross, watch the video above now.

Before it gets blasted to smithereens, the straw effigy of Cillian Murphy’s character delivers a sinister note telling him: “Look down on earth, and see the seeds you have sown.”

The season, which already premiered Aug. 25 in the U.K. and wraps up on Sunday, is per the official logline “set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, U.K. and beyond,” following “the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament. It explores the notions that violence destroys lives, empires rise and fall over time, and class divisions are corrosive… When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will impact not only the future of his family but that of the entire nation.”

Along with Murphy, the series stars Helen McCrory (“Skyfall,” “Harry Potter”) as Polly Gray, Paul Anderson (“The Revenant”,” Legend”) as Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle (“Bodyguard”) as Ada Thorne (“Shelby”), Finn Cole (“Animal Kingdom”) as Michael Gray, Kate Phillips (“The Crown”) as Linda Shelby, Natasha O’Keeffe (“Sherlock Holmes: The Abominable Bride”) as Lizzie Stark, Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) as Aberama Gold, Jack Rowan (“Born to Kill”) as Bonnie Gold, Charlie Murphy (“Happy Valley”) as Jessie Eden, Kingsley Ben-Adir (“Deep State”) as Col Ben Younger, Harry Kirton (“We Can Be Heroes”) as Finn Shelby, Packy Lee (“The Frankenstein Chronicles”) as Johnny Dogs, Ned Dennehy (“Good Omens”) as Charlie Strong, Ian Peck (“Endeavour”) as Curly, and poet/musician Benjamin Zephaniah as Jeremiah Jesus.

New cast members for the fifth season of the drama includes Sam Claflin (“The Nightingale,” “Adrift,” “Journey’s End”) as Oswald Mosley, Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Miniaturist,” “Split,” “The Witch”) as Gina Gray, Brian Gleeson (“Phantom Thread,” “Logan Lucky”) as Jimmy McCavern, Neil Maskell (“Happy New Year,” “Colin Burstead,” “In Darkness”) as Winston Churchill, Kate Dickie (“The Cry,” “The Witch”) as Mother Superior, Cosmo Jarvis (“Calm With Horses,” “Lady Macbeth”) as Barney and Emmett J. Scanlan (“Butterfly,” “Safe”) as Billy Grade.

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