Though Peaky Blinders series 5 started on BBC One in August 2019, it’s yet to see the light of day on Netflix.
That all changes today (22 April), with the fifth season of the Midlands gangster epic finally arriving on the streaming service.
Given that you’re probably here to find out when the series comes to Netflix, we’re going to assume you haven’t seen it yet. As such, this will be a completely spoiler-free article.
Who’s in the cast in series 5?
Cillian Murphy is of course back as Tommy Shelby; In an interview with The Guardian ahead of the series’ debut, he hinted at what to expect from Tommy in this new outing.
“You see the psychological trauma that Tommy suffers throughout the new series, particularly,” he said.
“I really don’t identify with him. He’s a total stranger to me, but he’s the only character I’ve returned to in my career.
“He is a relentless character – he never sleeps, he never eats – his ambition is limitless. So you need to be able to embody that.”
Other recognisable faces will be returning are Helen McCrory (Aunt Polly), Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby), Sophie Rundle (Ada Shelby), Kate Phillips (Linda Shelby) and Natasha O’Keeffe (Lizzie Stark), as well as Aidan Gillen and Jack Rowan (as father-and-son Aberama and Bonnie Gold).
One person who won’t be returning is Joe Cole, as his character, John Shelby, was killed by gang members working for mobster Luca Changretta in series four.
Cole told Digital Spy his work load was the reason behind him leaving the popular drama.
“I was just busy doing other projects. I wouldn’t have been able to do Black Mirror, I’ve got a bunch of films that I’m trying to do.
“I thought it was my time to go, give other people an opportunity for their parts to grow. I thought it was the right time to pass the baton on.”
Who is new in the cast for series 5?
The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin joins the show as real-life fascist leader Oswald Mosley in series 5.
Claflin said: “From Steven Knight’s writing to the consistently brilliant production, I couldn’t feel more privileged to be invited to join this iconic show.”
The second new face to be joining is Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch and The Miniaturist), and third is Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread).
Gleeson said: “Looking forward to kicking around in the mud of Northern England with an exceptional cast and crew. The scripts are wild and pertinent – a classic Peaky brew.”
Other new cast members include Elliot Cowan (The Spanish Princess, Krypton), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street, Pure Mule), Andrew Koji (Warrior, The Innocence) and Daryl McCormack (A Very English Scandal, The Lieutenant of Inishmore).
What can I expect from series 5?
According to the official synopsis: “Series five finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929.
“Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP 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.”
Series 5 of Peaky Blinders is available on Netflix now
News sourced from: Yorkshire Post