Peaky Blinders
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It’s been a while since we talked about Peaky Blinders Season 4And here we are respecting our audience curiosity giving you more details with what Peaky Blinders has to offer in upcoming seasons.

What is Peaky Blinders all about?

Peaky Blinders is the kind of show which can be compared to a bottle of wine, as cliche as it sounds, it does get better with every year.

Dripping with 1920’s gangster style, Peaky Blinders is like Sons of Anarchy and Boardwalk Empire had a baby. Its unique aesthetic can be observed in every part of the series, from costume design to music to cinematography. The series opens with Tommy Shelly (Cillian Murphy) riding a horse through a slum in 1919’s Birmingham, England – almost like a British boyband’s photoshoot. The series takes place right after the First World War and every character seems to be dealing with post-traumatic stress in their own way. The show also emphasizes how war changed everyone. As far as we know, there’s hardly any indoor scene where nobody is drinking or smoking. In fact, you could even make a drinking game and take a shot every time someone smokes a cigarette.

This series is a story of a real-life notorious street gang of Birmingham named ‘Peaky Blinders’ in early 1920s. They’re named so because they used to keep razor blades in the peaks of their caps. So Peaky Blinders digs both into real as well as fictional history. More than the gang itself, it tells the story of how Tommy Shelby builds his empire and how his power grows. Tommy is a fascinating character, he may be ruthless and ambitious but he’s not set out to be the master of the world. He naturally becomes the leader because he’s an incredible strategist and just the right man for the job.

Character development in this series is one of the best ever. It takes beautiful shape over the course of 4 seasons that has been aired. Each season has only 6 episodes and it’s crafted so beautifully that one season feels like a long movie. It is slow and it takes times. It demands your submission and some people may even call it boring so naturally it is not for everyone. The characters are given more weight and importance than the plot which in turn makes the plot better.

While the first season is mostly about the gang making an impression and putting down its roots, Season 2 is about maintaining and growing. But in season 3, you can observe the heavy price you have to pay for being a gangster. In comparison, season 4 is quite fast paced. By this time you know the characters on personal level.

When was Peaky Blinders first aired?

The series was first aired on BBC Two on 13th September, 2013 and ran for six episodes. Four seasons have been aired so far since then with a promised 5th season on the way.

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Is Peaky Blinders on Netflix?

Yes, all the four seasons of Peaky Blinders is available on Netflix US. However, only season 1 to 3 are available for Netflix users of UK.

Is Peaky Blinders Netflix original Series?

The BBC’s hit drama Peaky Blinders is now a Netflix Original as well. After the first season was successful overseas, Netflix acquired the drama as its own for the Season 2 debut.

When will Peaky Blinders season 5 release in Netflix?

Though a fixed date hasn’t been announced, the 5th season is expected to air in spring of 2019 and be available in BBC and eventually in Netflix US.

When will it be set? And will there be a season 6 of Peaky Blinders?

Peaky Blinders is set in 1920s Birmingham so it is likely that Season 5 will follow suit. There has been no official statement but given the popularity, the show is expected to be renewed for season 6 as well.

All in all, if you’re looking for something that’ll take the edge off and keep you hooked at the same time, pour a glass of whiskey and binge watch Peaky Blinders.

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10
First episode date: September 12, 2013
Network: BBC Two
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson
Awards: British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series, MORE
Directors: Otto Bathurst, David Caffrey, Tim Mielants