Peaky Blinders to return with fifth series in 2019
Creators made the announcement following the explosive series four finale.
Dark period drama Peaky Blinders will return for a fresh series in 2019, creators have announced.
The announcement was made via the show’s Twitter account on Wednesday, moments after the fourth series finale was aired on BBC Two.
A post featuring a clip of Cillian Murphy as the notorious early 1900s gangster Thomas Shelby read: “#PeakyBlinders will return to @BBCTwo in 2019.”
The announcement came after an explosive series conclusion that saw Shelby crowned as Labour MP for Birmingham South – after several apparent brushes with death – and the gruesome murder of his brother and fan favourite character, Arthur (Paul Anderson).
Watch the last scene from the final episode of this series of Peaky Blinders, featuring @LauraMarlinghq's astonishing version of Bob Dylan's A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall.#PeakyBlinders returns to BBC Two in 2019. pic.twitter.com/IKDysRTkPO— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) December 20, 2017
Fans were left shocked and moved by the unexpected twists, taking to Twitter to share their views.
One wrote: “Bloody hell, the #PeakyBlinders finale was the biggest emotional rollercoaster ever, I need a long sit down and a drink to take it all in.”
Bloody hell, the #PeakyBlinders finale was the biggest emotional rollercoaster ever, I need a long sit down and a drink to take it all in 😂— Mia (@MiaPill) December 20, 2017
“That Peaky Blinders episode has got my head spinning, quality ending,” another said.
That Peaky Blinders episode has got my head spinning, quality ending— Connor (@ConnorWhelan97) December 20, 2017
Another added: “Peaky Blinders is just unreal…roll on 2019 for another series! @ThePeakyBlinder.”
Peaky Blinders is just unreal 👌 roll on 2019 for another series! @ThePeakyBlinder— John Cavanagh (@cavz9) December 20, 2017
“Best season yet,” summarised one while another commented: “So much just happened in one episode and I physically cannot wait until 2019 to find out what happens next.”
Best season yet @ThePeakyBlinder— Ben Chislett (@BenChislett19) December 20, 2017
So much just happened in 1 episode and I physically cannot wait until 2019 to find out what happens next 😩 #PeakyBlinders— Em Ren (@EmRen9) December 20, 2017
Some were disappointed by the prospect of waiting for more than a year for series five.
One joked in response: “Yeah I can’t wait that long gonna need to speak to management to speed up the process there please and thank you.”
Yeah I can't wait that long gonna need to speak to management to speed up the process there please and thank you— Owen Power (@OwenPower6) December 20, 2017
“Nope, that’s far too long,” commented one, as another added: “That’s so long away.”
That’s so long away 😩— Sam (@shiner_sam) December 20, 2017
Show creator Steven Knight had previously hinted towards a continuation of the saga following season four, telling the Express newspaper: “Hopefully it will end in a way that is expected and of course set up season five but not in a way that anyone will be looking for.”