BBC's new 'Peaky Blinders' season 5 sneak peek trailer shows Cillian Murphy's Tommy Shelby as MP at Westminister
The end of the video gives us a first look at Tommy Shelby as the newly elected MP of Birmingham South, following his victory at the end of season four
BBC has unveiled a sneak-peek trailer of the upcoming season of 'Peaky Blinders' on Twitter. The tweet read: "By order of the Peaky Blinders, we just dropped every single episode back onto @BBCiPlayer (Superfans might want to keep a VERY close eye on this trailer…)"
The show is an English crime drama television series primarily set in Birmingham, England, in the aftermath of World War I. While the trailer features montages from the previous episodes, eagle-eyed fans are sure to spot some exclusive footage from the fifth season.
Soon after the montage, the end of the video gives a first look at Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) as the newly elected MP of Birmingham South, following his victory at the end of season four. In the trailer, he seems to be prepping to deliver his speech at Westminister. The last scene also reveals he has a bruised eye.
The clip also shows Big Ben leading fans to speculate that the position of the clock, (pointing to eleven and one) could be a hint at the release date of the new season. We may perhaps be looking at a November 1 premiere. The fourth season ended with Tommy (Cillian Murphy) establishing his growing crime empire, but we also got a glimpse of his mental state. In all probability, the new season may delve a little deeper around how his fortune might go forward.
According to DigitalSpy, show creator Steven Knight previously said the show will have seven series and divulged information on how he sees Tommy's journey end. "[Series seven] will tell a different story, where Tommy Shelby – who begins as this nihilistic, looking-out-only-for his-family person – will be redeemed, and he will become good," he explained. "I want to take him on that journey from the person we saw [in series one], to the person he will become in 1939."
In addition to series regulars, the fifth season will also see the inclusion of 'The Hunger Games' star, Sam Claflin, who will play Oswald Mosley, the fascist leader. The new episodes will also see performances from 'The New Mutants' Anya Taylor-Joy, The Bisexual's Brian Gleeson and Emmett J. Scanlan from 'Hollyoaks.'
Peaky Blinders will return to BBC One later this year.