Peaky Blinders did a number of things to me on first watching.

The first was that it made the Brummie accent seem appealing. I’d never realised how macho, how gruff, how sensual it is.

The second was that it made me want to shave all my hair off and wear a suit.

And the third thing it did was ignite a raging… obsession with Cillian Murphy. I knew of him before but my god did he go under my radar.

The man’s gorgeous.

In regards to the upcoming – season five – the people behind the show have been dangerously cautious about revealing plot details, apart from a few images from set which you can check out here.

Despite the fact we’re still waiting for it, show creator Steven Knight has said he’s about to get started on numero seis (that’s six to you and me).

In an interview with Slate, he said:

“I’m about to start writing season six now and if all the wheels fall off, or it goes horribly wrong, there’s probably people that will say something [about his writing process].

“But at this moment, it has its own logic and momentum. Right now, it feels as if the characters are just writing themselves.”

He continued:

“Peaky is a very personal thing for me because it’s based on stories that I was told as a kid by my parents.

“At the very beginning, I tried to have other writers involved but it just didn’t work. There’s no writers’ room, or any other writer involved. I write everything from beginning to end. Maybe it’s just me not being able to let go of something, especially with Peaky. I can’t let it go.”

However, moving forward, it remains to be seen how far PB will go.

Knight has always maintained that the series will run up to the outbreak of World War II, but after that, well, only he knows.

He added:

“I’ve always had a pretty clear road map of how this works between World War One and World War Two, and it’s flexible in that you can get to the destination quicker or slower.

“So in my mind it’s probable that we’ll get there at the end of series five, it may be series six.”

“None of us want to short change it, so if we feel that after five there’s another one – there’s talk of a film and all sorts of things – so we just want to do justice to the people who love it.

“I want it to end with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in the Second World War, so that will be the start of the next chapter in British history. It’s that period.”

This comes after Golden Balls himself, David Beckham, teased fans into thinking he had landed a cameo on the show after sharing a string of images from the set.

Beckham posted selfies alongside portraits of Murphy and Paul Anderson, who plays Tommy’s older brother Arthur Shelby, sparking much speculation.

However, a BBC spokesman has since confirmed to Manchester Evening News he was simply there to visit the cast.


The prospect of my two favourite blokes of all time spending time together on screen is almost too much to bear.

It’s a good job DB7 isn’t going to be on it; I’d lose my head.

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