Peaky Blinders Season 5 Is So ‘Disgustingly Violent’ That Helen McCrory Is Having Trouble Watching It

It’s peak.

The summer has been a little dry as far as new TV shows go, but with the announcement of the premiere date for Season 5 of Peaky Blinders on BBC1, we are now officially full steam ahead.

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Before episode 1 kicks off on August 25th, take a look at this quote from Helen McCrory, who play Auntie Polly on the show:

I’ve only seen episode one, and there’s a whole bit… We saw the screening in Birmingham, for fans who managed to get lottery tickets.  I look away from the screen. I, as Helen, can’t watch it. I think it’s disgusting, gratuitous violence. It is… no, not gratuitous – disgustingly violent.

Sounds like something a person who is involved with the show would say to promote it? Sure. But also a pretty bold choice of words considering the shows has been disgustingly violent from the beginning. It’s one of the things that makes it such a great TV show. Incredible acting + great storylines + disgustingly violent = recipe for success every time. 

Some other things to look out for in Season 5:

– it’s based after the 1929 stock market crash

– the Shelby gang’s enemies are now radicalised British fascists

– the show will run through the start of WWII (remember Tommy is a WWI war hero)

So if you’re not caught up with Peaky Blinders all the way yet, you have a couple weeks to do it. It really could end up being as legendary a show as the Sopranos if they keep up the quality for another couple seasons. August 25 can’t come soon enough.

To read Cillian Murphy’s take on Brexit, click HERE.


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