It’s no secret that Peaky Blinders has become one of the most watched and critically acclaimed BBC series in recent years. Its addition on Netflix has also given it worldwide standing, and the series has the quality credentials to back up the hype. With the release of Peaky Blinders season 5 in the not-too-distant future, we take a look at all the casting announcements made so far.
Sam Claflin, of Hunger Games fame, is possibly the highest profile name released so far. The 32 year old actor 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.”
Claflin isn’t the only fresh faced actor joining the crew for Peaky blinders season 5, far from it; Anya Taylor-Joy (seen in movies The Witch and Split) has begun filming her first scenes for the show in Birmingham. Butterfly star Emmett J. Scanlan will also be teaming up with the Shelby gang in the upcoming episodes. Scanlan is slated to play a role in the DC’s series Krypton in future seasons.
Today I got to dance with the legend that is @rankinphoto…. Only he can make muttonchops look good & what a sensational fucker he is….@HungerMagazine #Gratitude #LondonPhotoShoot pic.twitter.com/NThtOSiWwN
— Emmett J. Scanlan (@EmmettScanlan) October 18, 2018
It goes without saying that Cillian Murphy will be back to reprise his role as the mob boss and head of the family, Tommy Shelby. But alongside Murphy in Peaky Blinders season 5 we’ll also see Brian Gleeson, Neil Maskell (Utopia), Kate Dickie (The Cry), plus Cosmo Jarvis (Humans) – what a line up!
Gleeson had this to say about his upcoming role:
“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.”
Peaky Blinders season 5 looks to be set around the financial crisis of 1929, as if things could get any more heated. Due to the success and popularity of the series, it will move from BBC Two to BBC One for the upcoming season. We are seriously looking forward to watching this pan out.