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First Look at Stephen Merchant’s BBC One series The Outlaws



The images feature Academy Award-winning actor 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), Jessica Gunning (Back) and Charles Babalola (Bancroft).

The Outlaws follows seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a Community Payback sentence in Bristol.

Christopher Walken gets his dance on.

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, The Outlaws must unite to protect one of their own from Bristol’s most dangerous criminal gang.

Eleanor Tomlinson

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. Global Distribution is handled by BBC Studios.

Rhianne Barreto

Gamba Cole