The official trailer for Landscapers , the new series starring Olivia Colman and David Thewlis, is available .
Inspired by real events, the 4-episode Sky Original miniseries was created and written by Ed Sinclair – his first screenplay for TV – and directed by Will Sharpe ( The Electrical Life of Louis Wain , Flowers ).
A kind-mannered couple, Susan (Colman) and Christopher Edwards (Thewlis) have been on the run for more than 15 years. When Christopher makes a shocking phone call to his adoptive mother, their role in a terrible crime that has been unspoken for more than 10 years begins to come to light. As the investigation proceeds, these two dreamers, inspired by Susan’s obsession with old westerns and classic cinema, imagine themselves Hollywood protagonists of their own invented stories. Thus, fueled by Susan’s extraordinary imagination, Susan and Chris’s fantastic world becomes a necessary shelter for them from the horrors of the real world and their overwhelming sense of guilt. A shelter that threatens to destroy them completely.
The cast also features Kate O’Flynn ( Bridget Jones’s Baby ), Dipo Ola ( We Hunt Together ), Samuel Anderson ( The History Boys ), David Hayman ( The Child in the Striped Pajamas ), Felicity Montagu ( I’m Alan Partridge ) and Daniel Rigby ( Eric and Ernie, Flowers ).
The series was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK and Ireland. Serena Thompson is executive producer for Sky Studios. Landscapers is produced by SISTER, in collaboration with South of the River Pictures, the new production company created by Olivia Colman and Ed Sinclair, for Sky Studios and HBO. Executive producers are also Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl, The Split) and Chris Fry (Giri / Haji, Chernobyl) for SISTER and Ed Sinclair and Olivia Colman for South of the River Pictures. Landscapers is produced by Katie Carpenter (The Bisexual, Flowers) under the direction of Will Sharpe (The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Flowers) who is also an executive producer.
Landscapers will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic and streamed on NOW later this year. NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle international sales on behalf of Sky Studios.