Trailer: Olivia Colman and David Thewlis star in Sky’s Landscapers
James R | On 30, Oct 2021
Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Crown) and David Thewlis (I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, Fargo) are heading to Sky this December for Landscapers, and a new trailer gives us a first look at the drama.
Inspired by real events, the four-part Sky Original limited series the latest project from SISTER in association with South of the River Pictures for Sky Studios and HBO after the multi-Emmy and BAFTA award-winning hit Chernobyl. It s created and written by Ed Sinclair and writer-director Will Sharpe (The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Flowers).
Landscapers tells a unique love story involving a seemingly ordinary couple who become the focus of an extraordinary investigation when a couple of dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham.
Mild-mannered husband and wife Susan (Colman) and Christopher Edwards (Thewlis) have been on the run from reality for over 15 years. When Christopher makes a startling call home to his step-mother, their role in a terrible crime that remained undiscovered for over a decade begins to emerge into the light. As their relationship is subjected to the glare of a full police investigation, the devoted couple are separated for the first time in their marriage.
As the investigation moves forward, inspired by Susan’s obsession with old Westerns and classic cinema the fantasists cast themselves as Hollywood heroes in narratives of their own invention. Powered by Susan’s extraordinary imagination, Susan and Chris’s fantasy world provides a much needed sanctuary from real-world horrors and their own clawing guilt, but also threatens to undo them completely.
Colman and Thewlis are joined by Kate O’Flynn (Bridget Jones’s Baby), Dipo Ola (We Hunt Together), Samuel Anderson (The History Boys), David Hayman (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), Felicity Montagu (I’m Alan Partridge) and Daniel Rigby (Eric and Ernie, Flowers).
You can see them in action on 7th December, when the series premieres on Sky Atlantic and NOW. Episodes will arrive weekly on Tuesdays, but the whole box set will be available alongside the first episode.
Landscapers is available on Sky Atlantic. Don’t have Sky? You can also stream it on NOW, for £9.99 a month with no contract. For the latest Sky TV packages and prices, click the button below.