Peaky Blinders fan art to feature in new BBC marketing campaign

Peaky Blinders is moving to BBC One and is about to be exposed to a whole new audience. We wanted to harness the power of its existing fandom to help bring new viewers into the fold, knowing their passion for the show is truly infectious.Chris Hooper
Date: 06.08.2019     Last updated: 06.08.2019 at 11.53
Category: BBC One; Drama
This summer, the BBC has been searching for the best and most inspirational fan art to celebrate the return of Peaky Blinders for its fifth series, coming soon to BBC One.

Anyone with a creative mind was invited to submit one-of-a-kind static poster artwork, inspired by characters in the iconic, Birmingham based show.

After much deliberation and over 1,000 submissions from across the UK from all ages and backgrounds, the commissioned fan artwork is now announced.

The 16 selected fan artists will each receive £1,000 commission for their contribution to the campaign.

Their artwork will be displayed from 12 August across BBC digital, online, social platforms and featured in a nationwide out-of-home (OOH) campaign to promote the upcoming fifth series.

Emma Brooke, Creative at BBC Creative says: “A show only reaches cult status because of its fans, and the passion of the Peaky Blinders fans is absolutely unrivalled. We knew this was true when we discovered the thousands of pieces of art that were being created by them around the globe. This is all about celebrating and giving recognition to the Peaky Blinder's fans, and putting their incredible art out into the world."

Chris Hooper, Head of Marketing, BBC One & iPlayer says: “Peaky Blinders is moving to BBC One and is about to be exposed to a whole new audience. We wanted to harness the power of its existing fandom to help bring new viewers into the fold, knowing their passion for the show is truly infectious. The range of submissions has been incredibly diverse but each has reflected the emotional depth and complexity of the series in its own way; the quality has been truly impressive.”

The full gallery of winning artwork is available to view here.

Peaky Blinders is a Bafta award-winning drama series written and created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions.

Series five will air on BBC One and finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.

BBC Press Office