Amazon Studios and the BBC have released the first official images from Englishthe upcoming limited Western drama starring Emily Blunt in her first major scripted TV project since appearing as a child in Foyle’s War, Agatha Christie’s Poirotand Gideon’s daughter. The images give us our first look at Blunt as an aristocratic woman as she meets Chaske Spencer’s ex-cavalry scout Eli Whipp.
All six episodes will premiere in November in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Nordics on Prime Video, following their UK premieres on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.
English is created, executive produced, directed and written by Hugo Blick. Along with Blunt and Spencer is Stephen Rea (The shadow line), Valerie Pachner (A Hidden Life)Rafe Spall (The Salisbury poisonings), Tom Hughes (A discovery of witches), Toby Jones (Wonderful), and Ciarán Hinds (The terror).
“An epic chase western, the miniseries takes the core themes of identity and revenge to tell a uniquely compelling parable about race, power and love,” reads the synopsis. “An aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke, and a Pawnee former cavalry scout, Eli Whipp, meet in 1890 between America to cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood. Both have a clear sense of their destiny, but neither aware that it is rooted in a shared past. They must face increasingly terrifying obstacles that will test them to their limits, physically and mentally. But as each obstacle is overcome, it draws them closer to their ultimate destination – the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming It is here, following an investigation by local sheriff Robert Marshall and young widow Martha Myers into a series of bizarre and macabre unsolved murders, that the full extent of their intertwined history will truly be understood, and they will stand face to face. with the future they must live.”
English is executive produced by Blunt and Greg Brenman, with Colin Wratten serving as producer. It is produced by Wolf Gait Productions L.td
See the pictures from English in the gallery below: