Sam Claflin

First trailer released for Peaky Blinders series five

Peaky Blinders (Credit: BBC)

Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) is now MP for Birmingham South following the defeat of the Italian Changretta family at the end of season four.  

Series five sees the world thrown into turmoil by the 1929 financial crash and the rise of fascism in Birmingham and beyond.

Life for Shelby and his family is far from smooth sailing, as Shelby’s mental state starts to deteriorate further and he enters the murky waters of politics.

Sam Claflin and Anya Taylor-Joy join Peaky Blinders

Sam Claflin, Anya Taylor-Joy and Brian Gleeson (Credit: BBC)

Series five, which began filming in Manchester last month, sees the devastating effects of the 1929 financial crash. Tommy Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy, is now a Labour MP and takes on the responsibility of not just his family, but the electorate as well.

Other new cast members to debut in the Bafta award-winning drama are Brian Gleeson, Elliot Cowan, Charlene McKenna, Andrew Koji, Daryl McCormack, Kate Dickie and Emmet J Scanlan.