Peaky Blinders series 5: Taylor-Joy, Claflin and more join cast

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As filming continues on Peaky Blinders‘ fifth outing a handful of famous names have been added to the already star-studded cast…

Anya Taylor-Joy (SplitThoroughbredsThe Miniaturist) was previously announced as boarding the cast but joining her will be Sam Claflin (AdriftMe Before You), Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread).

Also cast in series 5 are – deep breath – Neil Maskell (Happy New Year, In Darkness), Kate Dickie (The Cry, The Witch), Cosmo Jarvis (Calm With Horses, Lady Macbeth), Emmett J Scanlan (Butterfly, Safe), Elliot Cowan (The Spanish Princess), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Andrew Koji (Warrior) and Daryl McCormack (A Very English Scandal).

Details about their characters remain unknown, however, but as filming progresses we imagine we’ll get more information before no time. They did release a picture of Taylor-Joy in character, which looks a little like this:

We’ll keep you updated on Peaky Blinders series 5.


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With filming currently underway on the fifth series of Peaky Blinders, the BBC have given us our first details on what to expect from the Shelbys’ return…

When Peaky Blinders hits our screens again we’ll find “the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Shelby is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.”

Returning to the series 4 cast are – deep breath – Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keefe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck, and Benjamin Zephaniah.

As always it’ll be written by creator Steven Knight and directed by Ripper Street‘s Anthony Byrne. Executive producers include Caryn Mandabach, Knight, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Patrick Spence, Cillian Murphy and Tommy Bulfin.

We’ve even got a lovely pic of Cillian Murphy astride a magnificent steed:

Peaky Blinders will air on BBC One next year.