The Outlaws — Stephen Merchant drama gets a set of first-look images

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The BBC has released first-look images from upcoming series The Outlaws (previously The Offenders), from writer and director Stephen Merchant

The set of images features Christopher Walken in his first lead British television role, alongside writer and director Stephen Merchant (The Office, Jojo Rabbit), with Rhianne Barreto (Honour, Hanna), Gamba Cole (Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle, Hanna), Darren Boyd (Killing Eve), Clare Perkins (EastEnders), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, War of the Worlds), Jessica Gunning (Back) and Charles Babalola (Bancroft).

Here’s the BBC summary for The Outlaws:

The Outlaws follows seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a Community Payback sentence in Bristol. At first, they seem like archetypes we can easily pigeonhole, but gradually we see behind their façades, understand their hidden depths, and what made them the people they are today.

We are reminded that no one is all good or all bad. Everyone has a story. As their unlikely new friendships intersect with their complicated private lives, they must unite to protect one of their own from Bristol’s most dangerous criminal gang. The show is part crime thriller, and part character study — with humour and heart.

The new six-part series will air this Autumn on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK, and then later on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Nordic countries. You can see the full set of images in the announcement.