First look images from Sky and HBO co-production Landscapers starring Olivia Colman and David Thewlis
Sky has revealed first look images of Landscapers, an exhilarating and darkly funny exploration of love and fantasy starring. Inspired by real events, the four-part Sky Original limited series is created and written by Ed Sinclair in his first television screenplay and sees writer-director Will Sharpe (The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Flowers) bring his singular vision to the story.
Multi award-winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Crown) plays Susan Edwards with David Thewlis (I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, Fargo) portraying Christopher Edwards.
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).
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.
Landscapers is expected on Sky Atlantic and NOW later this year. You can see more images in the press release.