Amazon’s Prime Video announced a new dark comedy ‘The Outlaws,’ a new show made by the co-creator of UK’s ‘The Office’ Stephen Merchant and Elgin James, co-creators of ‘Mayans, M.C.’ The show takes place in Bristol, England, and had its initial release on the BBC before making its way to Prime Video.
The synopsis states that “The Outlaws is a comedy thriller about a disparate group of lawbreakers thrown together to complete a community service sentence. Seven strangers from different walks of life are forced to work together to renovate a derelict community center. When one of their number gets dragged into a dangerous world of organized crime, they unite in ways none of them thought possible.”
You can watch the trailer for the series here:
Merchant works as executive producer, director, writer, and also takes on the role of Greg. Luke Alkin, Kenton Allen, and Matthew Justice also serve as executive producers for the show.
The rest of the cast includes Rhianne Barreto (Hanna,Dixi) as Rani, Gamba Cole (Hanna, Guerrilla) as Christian, Christopher Walken (Severance, The Deer Hunter) as Frank, Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, The Nevers) as Lady Gabriela, Darren Boyd (Trying, Fortitude) as John, Clare Perkins (The Wheel of Time, Suspicion) as Myrna, and Jessica Gunning (Back, Fortitude) as Diane.
Walken spoke iNew UK about the show in which he praised his co-star, saying “Stephen writes terrific dialogue.”
He also described his character on the show, saying that he recognized him from when his time living in New York.
“I knew guys like him growing up in Queens,” he explained. “He looks like me, he doesn’t always tell the truth… performance is his thing and being amusing is a big point. In order to get through life, you have to do a bit of tap dancing.”
‘The Outlaws’ was originally titled ‘The Offenders’ before receiving its current moniker.
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