Peaky Blinders creator says Season 5 is 'honestly the best one yet' and confirms two more seasons
"We will almost certainly do seven seasons". YES!
With news that Season 5 of Peaky Blinders has now finished filming, the show's creator, Steven Knight, has confirmed that the episodes are currently being edited.
During a recent interview with TalkSport, Knight was happy to chat about his new film Serenity and he also revealed a few details about the beloved drama.
With the show set to move into the late '20s and early '30s, the rise of fascism in Europe and the Wall Street Crash are set to be big influences on the new season of Peaky Blinders. Aside from this, there's also the issue of Tommy Shelby's burgeoning political career as a Labour MP to explore.
Given the fact that Season 4 was arguably one of - if not THE - best seasons of the show to date, it's clear that Peaky Blinders is showing no signs of slowing down.
In fact, the incredibly likeable Knight is supremely confident in saying that the upcoming episodes are the best ones yet. We're sure that the show's Irish director, Anthony Byrne, will be delighted to hear that!
"We just finished shooting a week and a half ago. Series 5 is done. I can honestly say that it's the best yet. It's really good. It's fantastic and it all fell together beautifully. Great performances and I think audiences are going to be on the edge of their seats."
With regards to the rivals for the Shelbys in Season 5, Knight revealed that some of Glasgow's most infamous gangs will be the inspiration for the new threat to the Peaky Blinders.
"I did some research because the new series starts in 1929. In that era, some of the most notorious gangs were in Glasgow. This (season) is about a particular gang called The Billy Boys who become an issue for our friends in Birmingham."
This refers to the Glasgow razor gangs led by Billy Fullerton that often clashed with Roman Catholic gangs on the streets. Fullerton was a former member of the British Fascists who was awarded a medal for strike-breaking during the 1926 General Strike and formed a Glasgow branch of the British Union of Fascists with the onset of World War II.
While Knight was obviously reluctant to share too many details about the plot, he did confirm that there are plenty of scenes that feature “Arthur losing it big time” and that "we will almost certainly do seven seasons".
Now isn't that just the best news you'll ever hear?
BRING. IT. ON!