Netflix has revealed the release date for the fifth season of “Peaky Blinders,” announcing that the Shelby family’s crime saga will launch Oct. 4 on the streaming service. This is after the BBC One drama first airs across the pond, of course.
Here’s the official description for the Steven Knight-created series’ fifth season:
An epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, Peaky Blinders follows 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. Season 5, returning Friday, October 4th, finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. 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.
You can watch the trailer for Season 5 here.
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.
“Peaky Blinders” Season 5 is directed Anthony Byrne and produced by Annie Harrison-Baxter. Executive producers include Knight, Murphy, Caryn Mandabach, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Patrick Spence and Tommy Bulfin.
The series hails from Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One.
The show is represented internationally by Endemol Shine International, has sold across 183 countries and airs widely on Netflix internationally, including the USA.