Following on from the news of Anya Taylor-Joy’s casting earlier this week, TV Line is reporting that Sam Claflin (Adrift) and Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread) have signed on as guest stars in the upcoming fifth series of Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders.
The new series of the BBC drama “sees the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy (Cillian Murphy), who’s now an MP, 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.”
Additional castings for the new series include Elliot Cowan (Krypton), Neil Maskell (Kill List), Kate Dickie (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth), Emmett J. Scanlan (The Fall), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Andrew Koji (Warrior) and Daryl McCormack (Vikings).
The fifth series of Peaky Blinders will air in 2019, and features a cast that includes Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keefe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck and Benjamin Zephaniah.