The new season of Peaky Blinders has begun filming in Manchester.
Set in the years following World War I, the acclaimed saga about a crime family in Birmingham, England launched on BBC Two in 2013.
The fourth season of Peaky Blinders concluded last December, attracting the show’s highest ratings so far and becoming BBC Two’s most watched drama of 2017.
Creator Steven Knight announced earlier this year that the drama series will run for a total of seven seasons, ending with the outbreak of World War II in 1939.
Season 5 will see Cillian Murphy (Dunkirk) return as Tommy Shelby.
He’ll be joined by Helen McCrory (Harry Potter), Paul Anderson (The Revenant), Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard), Finn Cole (Animal Kingdom), Kate Phillips (The Crown) and Natasha O’Keefe (Sherlock).
Other returning cast members will include Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Jack Rowan (Born To Kill), Charlie Murphy (Happy Valley), Kingsley Ben-Adir (Deep State), Harry Kirton (We Can Be Heroes), Packy Lee (The Frankenstein Chronicles), Ned Dennehy (Good Omens), Ian Peck (Endeavour) and poet/musician Benjamin Zephaniah.
BBC Drama controller Piers Wenger commented: “Peaky Blinders is a truly iconic BBC drama and I cannot wait for viewers to see what Steven has in store when the cast, led by the mesmerising Cillian Murphy, return for series five in its new home on BBC One.”
The series has been sold across 183 countries worldwide and is available to watch on Netflix.
Peaky Blinders is available to buy on DVD on Amazon here.
Season 5 will air on BBC One in the UK in early 2019.