The first images have been released for ‘The English’, Hugo Blick’s (‘The Honourable Woman’) epic new Western for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.
For the first time you can see Emily Blunt (‘A Quiet Place’) as Lady Cornelia Locke and Chaske Spencer (‘Wild Indian’) as Pawnee ex-cavalry scout Eli Whipp.
Written and directed by multi-award-winning Blick, and produced by acclaimed production company Drama Republic (‘Doctor Foster’), a Mediawan company, in association with All3Media International, ‘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 (Blunt) and Eli Whipp (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 English’ will premiere this November on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in the UK, and on Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, in association with All3Media international.
Take a look at the newly-released images in our gallery below:
Credit: Diego Lopez Calvin/Drama Republic/BBC/Amazon Studios