Sam Claflin and Emmett J Scanlan among cast to join Peaky Blinders series five

Anya Taylor-Joy, Brian Gleeson, Neil Maskell and many more are also set to star in the BBC drama

Sam Claflin, Emmett J Scanlan (Getty, EH)

Hunger Games star Sam Claflin and former Hollyoaks actor Emmett J Scanlan are among an extensive list of new cast members joining the Shelbys in Peaky Blinders series five.

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Other new stars include – deep breath – The Handmaid’s Tale’s Anya Taylor-Joy, The Bisexual’s Brian Gleeson, No Offence’s Neil Maskell, The Cry’s Kate Dickie, Lady Macbeth’s Cosmo Jarvis, Krypton’s Elliot Cowan, Ripper Street’s Charlene McKenna, The Innocence’s Andrew Koji and A Very English Scandal’s Daryl McCormack.

The next season of the Bafta-winning period crime drama – which is moving from BBC2 to BBC1 for its fifth series – will also feature returning favourites including Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson and Sophie Rundle.

Season five is set in the aftermath of the 1929 financial crash, and sees Murphy’s Tommy Shelby entering the world of politics – but when one determined politician approaches him with a plan that will change the country forever, Shelby has to weigh up how his actions could affect the future of not only his family, but also the nation.

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Peaky Blinders will air on BBC1 in 2019