Renegade Nell - Louisa Harland as Nell

Renegade Nell – first look images from new Disney+ series

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Sally Wainwright’s new action and adventure fantasy stars Louisa Harland. 

At one point titled The Ballard of Renegade Nell, now abbreviated, Renegade Nell is the new series from Sally Wainwright (Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley).

The show, with Lousia Harland (Derry Girls) in the title role, is an 18th century fantasy adventure series.

Lousia Harland as Renegade Nell
Lousia Harland as Nell (c) Lookout Point / Disney+ UK

Here’s what we know about Renegade Nell

Louisa Harland plays is Nell, a quick-witted and courageous young woman who finds herself framed for murder and unexpectedly becomes the most notorious highwaywoman in 18th Century England.

Nick Mohammed as Billy Blind (c) Lookout Point / Disney+ UK

But when a magical spirit called Billy Blind, played by Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso), appears, Nell realises her destiny is bigger than she ever imagined.

Frank Dillane (The Essex Serpent) plays Nell’s fickle friend and sometime adversary Charles Devereux. He’s a charming rogue with a dangerous, villainous alter ego.

Adrian Lester as the Earl of Poynton
Adrian Lester as the Earl of Poynton (c) Lookout Point / Disney+ UK

Adrian Lester (Trigger Point) plays the Earl of Poynton, a master political schemer and manipulator who joins forces against Nell with Sofia Wilmot, played by Alice Kremelberg (The Sinner), a young widow who wants power and independence at any cost.

Joely Richardson as Lady Eularia Moggerhanger
Joely Richardson as Lady Eularia Moggerhanger (c) Lookout Point / Disney+ UK

Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck) plays eccentric newspaper magnate Lady Eularia Moggerhanger, whilst Pip Torrens (The Crown) appears as Lord Blancheford – the father of Sofia and her feckless, bullying brother Thomas, who is played by Jake Dunn (Half Bad).

Ényì Okoronkwo (The Lazarus Project) also stars as Rasselas, a spirited stable boy who joins Nell and her sisters on the run in his own bid for freedom. Bo Bragason and Florence Keen play those Nell’s two younger sisters, Roxy and George, while Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty) is Nell’s kind-hearted father Sam.

Renegade Nell runs to eight 45-minute episodes. Lookout Point are producing the show as a Disney+ UK original series.

The creatives

Ben Taylor (Sex Education) is the lead director, with Amanda Brotchie (Gentleman Jack) and MJ Delaney (Ted Lasso). Jon Jennings is Series Producer and Stella Merz is Producer.

The Executive Producers are Sally Wainwright, Ben Taylor, Faith Penhale, Will Johnston and Louise Mutter for Lookout Point. Plus, Johanna Devereaux for Disney+.

The series premieres worldwide on Disney+ in Spring 2024