Sam Claflin (Adrift, The Hunger Games), Anya Taylor-Joy (Glass, Split, The Witch) and Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread, Logan Lucky) are among the new cast members joining Peaky Blinders Series 5.
Also on board Steven Knight’s acclaimed crime family saga are Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis, Emmett J Scanlan, Elliot Cowan, Charlene McKenna, Andrew Koji, and Daryl McCormack.
Sam Claflin said: “From Steven Knight’s writing to the consistently brilliant production, I couldn’t feel more privileged to be invited to join this iconic show.”
Anya Taylor-Joy added: “I could not possibly be more excited to be joining such a talented group of people. I can’t wait to get in and play this character.”
Brian Gleeson said: “Looking forward to kicking around in the mud of Northern England with an exceptional cast and crew. The scripts are wild and pertinent – a classic Peaky brew.”
The new cast join the previously-announced returning cast members Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, 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.
Peaky Blinders Series 5 finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP (Cillian 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.
The fifth series is directed by Anthony Byrne (In Darkness, Butterfly, Ripper Street) and produced by Annie Harrison-Baxter (Marcella, In the Flesh, The Secret of Crickley Hall).
Peaky Blinders is produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama for BBC One; executive produced by Caryn Mandabach, Steven Knight, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Cillian Murphy, for Tiger Aspect Drama, Patrick Spence, and for the BBC, Tommy Bulfin.
The show is represented internationally by Endemol Shine International, has sold across 183 countries and airs widely on Netflix internationally, including the USA.