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– by Mark Cook

By order of the Peaky Blinders, Netflix has set the release date for Season 5 of Birmingham’s powerhouse crime family. About a week ago it was revealed that Season 5 of Peaky Blinders would be released on August 25 on BBC One.  Once that news hit, Peaky fans across the pond were eager to know how long we would have to wait until we could binge the next season.

Deadline reported that answer today letting us know that at 12:01 a.m. PT on Friday, October 4 Netflix will officially have the rights to the show’s Season 5. It has been almost two years since the highly-acclaimed Season 4 hit, which makes the Season 5 release close, but yet oh-so-far for us fans.

Series creator Steven Knight spoke with Deadline regarding what is in store for the fifth installment:

“Season 5 begins with the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the Shelby family is seriously affected because they’ve invested their legitimate money and are going to have to fall back on the illegitimate money”

“The stakes this time are even higher for Murphy’s Tommy Shelby who is now an MP facing a new foil in Sam Claflin’s Oswald Mosley, a firebrand real-life politician who became leader of the British Union of Fascists. When Mosley approaches Tommy with his bold vision for Britain, the Birmingham gangster realizes that his response will impact not only the future of his family, but that of the entire nation. And yet, Tommy’s greatest enemy in Season 5 will be Tommy as the show delves into the psyche of this conflicted antihero.”

In case you are like me, and want more Peaky Blinders in the future, Knight responded that there is nothing official yet, but he is working on the future of the franchise:

“We’ve had the 20s, the hedonism, the cocaine and the booze. The Wall Street crash happened, and it was the beginning of the hangover through the 30s. What I’m planting in this to pick up in Seasons 6 and 7, amongst many other things, is that fascism is afoot.”

I say bring it on!  I had previously heard that Knight’s overall plan was to focus on the family between WWI and WWII. If you have not yet watched the series, I would highly recommend checking it out.  Season 4 is by far the best of the bunch, but all are extremely captivating. Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby is a standout performance, and you will find yourself loving the characters when maybe you shouldn’t.

Have you checked out Peaky Blinders?  Will you be binging Season 5?  What is your favorite season so far, and who is your favorite character?  Leave your thoughts in the usual spot, and thanks for reading!

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Source: Deadline