Not only is the wait for new Peaky Blinders nearly over, but the BBC have announced they’ll be airing the first two episodes on consecutive nights.
Although previously announced that the season opener, titled Black Tuesday, would air on BBC1 9pm, Sunday 25th August, it’s now confirmed that the show’s second episode, called Black Cats, will air 9.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August (again on BBC1).
Although not confirmed, the third episode of Peaky Blinders is expected to air the following Sunday (1st September).
According to its synopsis, the series opener will focus on the 1929 Wall Street Crash, a financial recession that brings the Shelby family back together.
The series will see Cillian Murphy return to play lead Tommy Shelby, with Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby), Finn Cole (Michael Gray), Sophie Rundle (Ada Thorne) and Helen McCrory (Polly Gray) all set to return.
However, the show will also see a few new faces, including Hunger Games star Sam Claflin, who will play fascist politician Sir Oswald Mosley.
Peaky Blinders series five starts 9pm, Sunday 25th August on BBC1