Peaky Blinders Season 5 To Air In Birmingham On July 18th

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment, News, TV, UK
Published 04.07.19
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It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for Peaky Blinders season 5.

The previous four seasons are but a distant hazy memory, when, during the festive period last year, I gorged on them all over Christmas and Boxing Day. Christmas is pretty low-key in my household.

When season 5 will be dropping is anyone’s guess – word on the street is October – but to appease us fans the show the first episode of season 5 in Birmingham on 18th July where BBC Birmingham and BBC One are hosting an exclusive world premiere.

You’ll even get the chance to see your favourite stars from the show as part of a red carpet event, including the likes of Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson and Sophie Rundle. An opportunity to meet Tommy himself. You should be all over this.

Speaking about the decision to hold the premiere where the show is set, creator Steven Knight, told Birmingham Live: “Birmingham is of course my first choice for the world premiere, the cast and crew love it here.

“Birmingham is the epicentre for the show and it means so much to me to come back here year after year and start the series with a bang.

This year we’re at the Town Hall, which is a great venue, with more fans than ever before able to see the programme.

“I can’t wait to see everyone’s reactions on the night.”

Joe Godwin, Director of BBC Midlands added: “BBC Birmingham is so excited to be hosting the world premiere of Peaky Blinders – it’s a real fan favourite across the Midlands.

“It’s a brilliant event and screening which showcases one of the most popular drama series on the BBC ever right here in the heart of Birmingham!”

Fans of the BAFTA award-winning drama will be able to watch the first episode and quiz the cast and creators at the city’s Town Hall on 18 July.

Ballot tickets are available here but it starts today and will only be open for a week, so get to it.

This comes after the Beeb released a tiny glimpse of Tommy in the upcoming season.

Until now, details had been scarce, but to celebrate all four previous seasons being whacked on the BBC iPlayer, the iPlayer Twitter account tweeted out a retrospective trailer of what’s happened so far, with, and it’s a very interesting ‘with’, hidden details about the new season.

Watch it here:

You missed it didn’t you?

Well eagle-eyed fans have noticed that Tommy has swapped chalk alleys for the hallowed halls of Parliament, so let’s slow it down for you.

He’s only in bloody Parliament – our Tommy’s an MP!

It seems Tommy has been preparing to give his maiden speech in Westminster, before a later shot seems to show a bruise under his right eye — suggesting that he hasn’t completely moved on from his past life.

The upcoming fifth season of Peaky Blinders is currently in post-production, and in a previous interview, the show’s creator, Steven Knight, said that the upcoming episodes are “on another level” and “fantastic” – which of course, you’d expect him to say – as well as spilling the beans on what will happen to Tommy when all is said and done.

“I want to take him on that journey from the person we saw [in series one], to the person he will become in 1939,” said Knight, per Variety.

“[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.”

I can’t wait – gonna’ have to get me one of these tickets.

Images via BBC

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