‘Peaky Blinders’: Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson & More Join Season 5 Of Gangster Epic

EXCLUSIVE: Season 5 of Steven Knight's period crime saga Peaky Blinders has set a host of new cast, including Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson and the previously announced Anya Taylor-Joy. The BAFTA winning drama that's led by Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson is currently filming with the fifth go-round for the Shelby family expected to air in 2019, moving from its previous BBC Two home to BBC One.

This year's big name additions follow on from Season 4 which included Adrien Brody and Game Of Thrones' Aidan Gillen.
The new cast join the previously announced returning cast members Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keeffe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Claflin is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group. Gleeson is with The Agency and Paradigm.” />
It airs widely on Netflix internationally including in the U.S. The show is handled by Endemol Shine International, and has sold across 183 countries.
When Tommy Shelby MP (Murphy) 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. Season five finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere.
We do not yet have character descriptions. Also new to the series are 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).
The fifth season is directed by Anthony Byrne and produced by Annie Harrison-Baxter. Peaky Blinders is produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama for BBC One; executive producers are Caryn Mandabach, Knight, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Cillian Murphy, Patrick Spence and Tommy Bulfin.
Claflin recently starred in Baltasar Kormakur's Adrift and is in Jennifer Kent's Venice Film Festival award winner The Nightingale. Taylor-Joy recently appeared in BBC/Masterpiece mini The Miniaturist and has M Night Shyamalan’s Glass on deck. Gleeson was last seen in Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread.
The scripts are wild and pertinent — a classic Peaky brew.” Claflin says, “From Steven Knight’s writing to the consistently brilliant production, I couldn’t feel more privileged to be invited to join this iconic show." Gleeson adds, “Looking forward to kicking around in the mud of Northern England with an exceptional cast and crew.

WME Signs Anthony Byrne; ‘In Darkness’ Helmer Set For ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5

Byrne's previous recent credits include Butterfly, a three-part drama starring Anna Friel for ITV. It will be available on Netflix later this summer, after the U.S. theatrical release. He co-wrote thriller In Darkness with Game Of Thrones' Natalie Dormer.
Byrne continues to be managed by 42.” />
Netflix holds U.S. Byrne, who hails from Dublin, will pick up the Peaky Blinders reins from Season 4's David Caffrey. It has typically switched directors through each season with previous helmers including Otto Bathurst, Tom Harper, Colm McCarthy, Tim Mielants and Caffrey. Season 5, which has been mooted as the maybe-maybe-not final go-round for the Shelby clan, led by Cillian Murphy's Tommy Shelby, is due for air on BBC Two in 2019. rights. The saga of the Shelby clan, which has a rabid international fan base, is created and written by Steven Knight.
EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Anthony Byrne for representation in all areas. The director, whose feature In Darkness releases via Vertical Entertainment in domestic theaters next month, has also been set to helm the 5th season of period gangster epic Peaky Blinders.