After many, many, many months of waiting, Netflix has finally gifted us with season five of the incredible gangster drama Peaky Blinders.
We were left on the edge of our seats at the end of the last instalment and rumours have been circling ever since about characters coming back from the dead to avenge their untimely demise.
Well, all will be revealed when you spend the next few hours binge watching it over the weekend.
A trailer dropped in July, showing what we could expect from the upcoming season and boy were we not disappointed. In the new trailer we get a few good glimpses of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) under his new political guise, having become an MP for South Birmingham.
It doesn’t look like Peaky Blinders’ volatile patriarch is enjoying the pressures of politics all too much – especially when what appears to be some sort of explosion hits while he’s working at his desk.
“There is God, and there are the Peaky Blinders,” he says mysteriously in the trailer.
“We own the ropes, who’s gonna hang us now, eh?”
According to the series synopsis, for our next instalment of the show we will see the world ‘thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929’.
“Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere,” the summary explains. “When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.”
Speaking on the BBC Sounds’ Obsessed With… Peaky Blinders podcast, creator Steven Knight revealed more about the struggles that might arise for Tommy during the fifth season.
He said: “It’s the early ’30s and it’s the first stirrings of fascism and nationalism and populism and there’s particular politicians that were happy to stir that up and make use of it and get votes from it.
“And Tommy has to face that and it’s part of what I feel will hopefully, eventually, maybe be a rehabilitation of him because when he comes across that, how’s he going to react? Is he going to go with it? Is he going to oppose it?”
Knight has certainly been talking up this instalment and fans who have watched it in the UK have been praising the writing and acting.
Apparently filming for season six should get underway next year so make sure you don’t finish season five too quickly otherwise it’s back to waiting.