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When is Peaky Blinders season five on Netflix? Release date, cast, plot and spoiler

PEAKY Blinders will be returning to our screens as season five of the hit BBC show debuts on Netflix.

Here's what and who viewers can expect to see in the new instalment of the show.

When is Peaky Blinders season five on Netflix?

Fans of the hit show will not have to wait too long to watch season five of Peaky Blinders on Netflix.

It drops on the streaming service from April 21, 2020.

Since debuting on our screens in 2013, Peaky Blinders has become a phenomenon across the UK and in other parts of the world.

Season five has already aired in the UK on BBC One, but now viewers across the globe will receive the fifth season of the show on Netflix.

Season five consists of six episodes in total, just like its previous instalments.

Who is in the cast?

The majority of the Shelby-clan will be returning for the new series, minus John Shelby (Joe Cole) who was gunned down in his family's feud with Italian crime-mob family the Changretta's.

New additions to the show include; Sam Clafin (Hunger Games) who plays a fascist politician Sir Oswald Mosley, and Emmett J Scanlan (Hollyoaks) who plays a character named Billy Grade.

Interestingly, the Weinstein Company, which was co-owned by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, doesn't appear in the credits for this season's series, even though the company was responsible for the US distribution of Peaky Blinders.

Here's who is back:

What will happen in season five?

Series four of Peaky Blinders ended with the Shelby's finally defeating the Changretta's and Tommy Shelby being elected as an MP, giving the family some political power in Birmingham.

Season five will show the difficulties Tommy has to deal with as an MP, with new enemies coming out of the woodwork conspiring against him, and the Shelbys having to deal with the ramifications of the 1929 financial crash.

Now that Tommy is playing at higher stakes, we get to see how his response to these problems affect not only his family, but the country too.

Will there be a season six?

Pre-production of season six had already begun, but has currently been halted due to Covid-19.

It had originally been slated for a 2021 release but that has been thrown into chaos amid the spread of coronavirus, forcing filming to be postponed, with no current news on when it will resume.

The show's creator, Steven Knight has said Peaky Blinders will have seven seasons in its entirety, so viewers will just have to be patient for now.

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