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Peaky Blinders
Anya Taylor-Joy (“Split,” “The Witch”) has joined the cast of the fifth season of epic crime drama “Peaky Blinders” at BBC One with a first look photo revealed today. The new season sees Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby face his darkest force yet with the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. [Source: Deadline]

The Politician
Dylan McDermott has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s Netflix political satire series “The Politician”. Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss and Rahne Jones co-star in the series in which Platt plays a well-off politician in Santa Barbara. [Source: The Wrap]

Das Boot
Hulu has picked up U.S. rights for the upcoming $33 million TV event series remake of WW2 submarine drama “Das Boot”. Vicky Krieps, Tom Wlaschiha, Lizzy Caplan, Vincent Kartheiser, James D’arcy, and Thierry Fremont star in the series which airs in the UK next month. [Source Deadline]

Angry Birds
Finnish firm Rovio has set UK-based distributor Cake to produce a new “Angry Birds” longform TV series which will be aimed at 6-to-12 year-olds and is slated to launch in 2020. It has not been revealed how many episodes there will be or how long each installment will run. [Source: Variety]