The start date for the new season of Peaky Blinders has been officially confirmed.
Thanks to its huge ratings success, the hit series transfers from BBC Two to BBC One when it returns later this month with six brand new episodes.
The period drama about a crime family in Birmingham, England in the 1920s launched on BBC Two in 2013 and the fifth season began filming in Manchester last October.
Season 5 begins on BBC One in the UK at 9pm on Sunday 25th August, following the conclusion of Poldark‘s final season the Sunday before.
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The official plot synopsis reads: “Series 5 of Steven Knight’s crime family saga finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere.
“When Tommy Shelby MP (Cillian Murphy) 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.”
Returning to the cast this season are Cillian Murphy (Dunkirk), Helen McCrory (Harry Potter), Paul Anderson (The Revenant), Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard), Finn Cole (Animal Kingdom), Kate Phillips (The Crown), Natasha O’Keefe (Sherlock) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones).
Joining the cast is The Hunger Games star Sam Claflin as real-life figure Oswald Mosley, who went on to lead the British Union of Fascists, alongside Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Miniaturist), Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread), Neil Maskell (Humans), Kate Dickie (The Cry), Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth) and Emmett J Scanlan (Safe).
Season 5 will be available internationally on Netflix later this year.
Writer Steven Knight is already working on the scripts for the next season of Peaky Blinders, which is expected to premiere in 2020.
Peaky Blinders is available on DVD on Amazon.