PIC: Here's your very first look at Season 5 of Peaky Blinders
Filming has already started.
There are many facets to Tommy Shelby's persona and it's fair to say that getting a gauge on the lead character in Peaky Blinders is like trying to catch smoke with your hands.
Mobster, businessman, father, soldier, and as we saw at the end of Season 4, you can now add politician to this list. That's why Cillian Murphy's character is so fascinating, he's an enigma that's hard to define.
However, there are a few things that Tommy will always be synonymous with. Drinking whiskey, smoking, fighting, and the fact that he always has a plan.
Ever since we saw Cillian Murphy riding on horseback through the streets of Birmingham in the very first episode, we knew that the leader of the Peaky Blinders was a man that you wouldn't want to mess with and four seasons later, Tommy's unique mix of brains and braun has seen him endure.
With news that Peaky Blinders will continue for an extra season, there's even better news because Season 5 is now in production and here's the first official image.
We're back, by order of the Peaky Blinders.
Tommy, Polly, Arthur and the whole family are officially back in filming Series 5 of #PeakyBlinders right now across the UK. Here's a first look. pic.twitter.com/pie7oFAWMk
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) October 4, 2018
As stated previously, Irishman Anthony Byrne is taking over the directorial duties on the new episodes and we've also been given a few tidbits of information.
Ok, if you're not up to date with Season 4, consider this to be your spoiler alert warning.
In an interview with the Birmingham Mail, Steven Knight revealed that the new season will be set in the 1930s.
"We are going into the 30s 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 30s across Europe and Britain there was the rise of fascism," he said.
Aside from this, it's also possible to form a bigger picture of the plot when you combine Knight's quotes with a previous interview that Paul Anderson (Arthur) gave to The Metro,
Anderson said that Tommy's new political power will see his criminal empire and influence expanding.
Tommy's new political position as a Labour MP: "gives Arthur and his family more power. Tommy is in a position of power, and he can only get stronger in that position," said Anderson.
He adds: "So we’ll all have more cover, we’ll have more opportunity and more protection. And by protection, I mean by society and the police and so on. We’ll be able to get away with things under the guise of, “we’re politicians, we’re respectable”. But we’ll be able to manipulate things more. Arthur will be even more Arthur. So it will be a lot of fun."
Season 5 of Peaky Blinders is due for air on the BBC in 2019.
Bring it on!