The BBC have released the first teaser for Hugo Blick’s Western The English starring Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place, Sicario) and Chaske Spencer (Wild Indian, Marvel’s ECHO). The series will premiere on 10th November on BBC Two, with all episodes available immediately on BBC iPlayer from the same date. Outside of the UK The English will then launch in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Nordics on Prime Video on 11th November.
Written and directed by multi-award-winning Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman, Black Earth Rising, The Shadow Line), and produced by acclaimed production company Drama Republic (Doctor Foster, Us, The Honourable Woman), The English takes the core themes of identity and revenge to tell a uniquely compelling parable on race, love and power. An aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke (Emily Blunt) and a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout, Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer) come together in 1890 mid-America to cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood.
Both of them have a clear sense of their destiny but neither is aware that it is rooted in a shared past. They must face increasingly terrifying obstacles that will test them to their cores, physically and psychologically. But as each obstacle is overcome it draws them closer to their ultimate destination, the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming. It is here, after an investigation by the local sheriff Robert Marshall (Stephen Rea) and young widow Martha Myers (Valerie Pachner) into a series of bizarre and macabre unsolved murders, that the full extent of their intertwined history will be truly understood, and they will come face to face with the future they must live.
The series’ acclaimed ensemble cast includes Stephen Rea, Valerie Pachner Rafe Spall, Tom Hughes, Toby Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
The English will be available on Prime Video outside of the UK from Friday 11th November 2022.