Peaky Blinders is soon returning to the United Kingdom for season 5 in the next couple of months and if you use Netflix to watch Peaky Blinders, here’s when Peaky Blinders will be released on Netflix.
As with most BBC shows, the release schedule for the 1920s drama is far from consistent. We’ve had periods where a new season releases yearly and in others a two-year wait. The wait between seasons 4 and 5 will be a two-year wait.
The show remains a BBC favorite and unlike most of the BBC library in the US, the show will continue streaming as we’ll go over in a second.
The show starring Cillian Murphy is about a gang in the early 20th century and their rise to power. Thanks to sneak peek from the BBC promoting their boxset on their iPlayer we managed to get a glimpse of what we can expect from season 5.
The series is due to air in the United Kingdom from Sunday 25th, 2019 with six episodes due to air. That roughly takes us up to the end of September 2019.
Before we move into the Netflix release schedule, we do just want to quickly cover the contract situation in the United States. The series was held by The Weinstein Company and after months of litigation, Netflix came out the other end retaining the distribution rights to the show in the US. In August last year, Netflix confirmed that Peaky Blinders would “remain on the service, uninterrupted.”
Further to this, on August 9th, 2019 the “See What’s Next” account on Twitter (ran by Netflix) tweeted a teaser for the upcoming season.
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) August 9, 2019
When will Peaky Blinders be on Netflix in the United States and other regions?
You can expect season 5 of Peaky Blinders to be on Netflix pretty much as soon as season 5 wraps up on TV. That means we’ll likely have season 5 arriving on Netflix in October 2019.
That’s since been confirmed by Netflix to be the case. The confirmed release date for season 5 of Peaky Blinders on Netflix US is October 4th, 2019.
#PeakyBlinders Season 5 hits Netflix on October 4!!@samclaflin @anyataylorjoy, Brian Gleeson, Kate Dickie, and @EmmettScanlan join the cast as the character’s lives are thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. pic.twitter.com/4S70hvwGZc
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) August 16, 2019
Likewise, Canadians can expect a similar release schedule to the United States.
Australians will likely have an incredibly long wait with season 4 only getting added in March 2019. That means you could expect a wait up to 2021.
When will Peaky Blinders be on Netflix UK?
In the United Kingdom, where the series airs first, you will eventually be able to watch on Netflix too.
The bad news is, however, that Netflix UK doesn’t typically pick up new seasons until roughly a year after they finish. That means that we don’t expect season 5 of Peaky Blinders to be on Netflix UK until at least 2020.
For example, season 4 released on the BBC between November 2017 and December 2017 but didn’t come to Netflix until December 2018.
By order of the Peaky Blinders, we just dropped every single episode back onto @BBCiPlayer
(Superfans might want to keep a VERY close eye on this trailer… 👀) pic.twitter.com/UTPYrbD1z5
— BBC iPlayer (@BBCiPlayer) June 28, 2019
Given the current timetable (not yet finalized) we’re not expecting the series to arrive on Netflix UK until at least September 2020.
The good news is that BBC iPlayer will hold the series for longer with it likely being on its streaming service up until Netflix gets hold of it.
What’s the future of the show beyond season 5? Looking good. The creators have confirmed they’ve got enough ideas to sustain them at least through seasons 6 and have even said they will probably do a season 7.