If you're in London, there's a preview of the new Peaky Blinders season taking place next month 1 year ago

If you're in London, there's a preview of the new Peaky Blinders season taking place next month

A great sign that Season 5 is drawing closer.

In the upcoming fifth season of Peaky Blinders, we know we're going to be reintroduced to the Shelby family in the aftermath of the Wall Street Crash of 1929.


The synopsis for the season states: "Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP (Cillian Murphy) is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family's future but that of the entire nation."

The writer/creator of the beloved show, Steven Knight, has also said that "Season 5 is the best one yet" and that "Cillian Murphy is at the top of his game".

Considering the impeccable standards of the previous seasons, that news makes us happier than happy hour at The Garrison.

At present, the show has finished filming on the new season and it's currently being edited. However, there's one question on everyone's lips: When will the first episode of Season 5 be released?

The BBC haven't confirmed an official date yet but Harry Kirton (Finn) has previously said that: "Peaky is probably coming out at the other end of this year. So, September/October time. I'm very excited and you should be too. Finn has to grow up (in the new) season."

In previous seasons, the show has never had a "locked in" month because it tends to fluctuate - September (S1), October (S2), May (S3), November (S4) - but it's a good sign that the creators are willing to show the first episode to the public in the next few weeks.

If you're living in London and would like to see the first episode of Season 5 before anyone else, you'll be pleased to know that the British Film Institute (BFI) are holding an exclusive screening of the season opener, where the the cast and crew will be in attendance.


The event takes place at the BFI's Southbank theatre on Tuesday, 23 July and it kicks-off at 6.15pm.

The panel for the Q&A will include Helen McCrory (Aunt Polly), Paul Anderson (Arthur), Sophie Rundle (Ada), new addition Sam Claflin, executive producer Caryn Mandabach and writer/creator Steven Knight.

There are various different prices for tickets and more information can be found here.

Even if you're not able to attend, the fact the first episode of the new season is being screened to the public is a very good sign as it indicates that the final edit is nearly completed.

Looking past Season 5, there's still plenty of road for the Shelby family to explore because Steven Knight has already started writing the scripts for Season 6 and has also said that they'll "almost certainly do seven seasons".


We'll drink to that.