The ever-growing popularity of Peaky Blinders continues as the fourth season is set to debut outside of the UK next month. The show has also already been ordered for the fifth season which will begin production next year. Season 5 will be set in 1928 and 1929, with the possibility that this may be the end of the line for the series.
Peaky Blinders is a British television crime drama based on the exploits of the titular gang. Set in Birmingham, England, during the aftermath of World War I, the series, created by Steven Knight, centers around stars Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, the gang’s leader, and the continual saga of the Shelby family as they rise through the ranks of turn-of-the-century London.
Joining the cast in Season 4 is Adrien Brody as mafia scion Luca Changretta as well as Charlie Murphy as Jessie Eden, a trade union activist who, true-to-life, made history in the 1920s fighting for equal pay for women. There is also Game Of Thrones‘ Aidan Gillen as Aberama Gold playing a larger-than-life gypsy who show-creator Steven Knight describes as “the devil you know.”
Check out the official TV trailer for Peaky Blinders Season 4 which is set to a London Grammer cover of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Games below:
Overseas, the return of Peaky Blinders is already fully underway and is raking in the best ratings of its run thus far. The premiere on BBC Two scored 2.3 million viewers in the UK, a notch just behind the Season 1 start of 2.4 million back in 2013. The six-episode series from Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect continues to build its popularity among a faithful fan base in 163 countries.
Will Gould, MD of Tiger Aspect, adds, “Peaky Blinders continues to be a benchmark of quality for the television we want to make, these figures re-enforce that the show continues to go from strength to strength and with the support of the BBC already commissioning series 5, we look forward to going into production next year.”
Season 4 will kick off minus The Weinstein Company’s name on top of the show. This decision was made back in October even before the show debuted in the UK amid the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein. Peaking Blinders was acquired by TWC back in 2013 when it took U.S. TV and VOD rights, which they later sold to Netflix. It’s a good decision all around.
Look for Peaky Blinders Season 4 on Netflix starting on December 21.
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