We discuss the Prime Video series The English, including the release date, time, plot synopsis, cast, and trailer.
Emily Blunt is coming to TV! The Edge of Tomorrow and Sicario actress will be starring in her first TV leading role in the upcoming Prime Video series The English, which was shown to audiences for the first time last month during the BFI London Film Festival. If you are interested in the show and would like to know more about it, you are in the right place! Here’s everything we know so far about the series.
Prime Video Series The English premise
Here is the official synopsis:
“The English is an epic chase Western, from award-winning writer and director Hugo Blick. The series takes the core themes of identity and revenge to tell a uniquely compelling parable on race, power, and love. An aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke (Emily Blunt), and a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout, Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer), come together in 1890 middle America to cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood. Both of them have a clear sense of their destiny, but neither is aware that it is rooted in a shared past. They must face increasingly terrifying obstacles that will test them to their limits, physically and psychologically. But as each obstacle is overcome, it draws them closer to their ultimate destination—the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming. It is here, after an investigation by the local sheriff Robert Marshall (Stephen Rea) and young widow Martha Myers (Valerie Pachner) into a series of bizarre and macabre unsolved murders, that the full extent of their intertwined history will be truly understood, and they will come face-to-face with the future they must live.”
Our opinion of the premise
The biggest draw for me is Emily Blunt if I’m being honest. The period piece factor is a bit of a turn-off, though this looks like no Pride and Prejudice or Mary Queen of Scotts. And who doesn’t love good revenge Western? The initial reactions coming out of the London Film Festival were also promising, so I’ll definitely be tuning in when it comes out.
The English release date
The series will be released on Prime Video on November 11, 2022. It will be six episodes long.
The English cast
Here is the main cast:
- Emily Blunt as Cornelia Locke
- Chaske Spencer as Eli Whipp
- Tom Hughes as. Thomas Trafford
- Steve Wall as Thin Kelly
- Stephen Rea as Sheriff Robert Marshall
- Valerie Pachner as Martha Myers
- Malcolm Storry as Red Morgan
- Nicholas Aaron as Billy Myers
- Miguel Alvarez as Timothy Flynn
- William Belleau as Kills On Water
- Walt Klink as Jed Myers
- Cristian Solimeno as Clay Jackson
- Tadhg Murphy as Tap O’Neil
- Rafe Spall as David Melmont
- Julian Bleach as Jerome McClintock
- Jan Knightley as Captain Clegg
The production team
Here is the team behind it all:
- Writer and director: Hugo Blick
- Executive producers: Hugo Blick, Emily Blunt, Greg Brenman, Mona Qureshi
- Associate producer: Elinor Blick
- Producer: Colin Wratten
- Line producer: Nicolás Tapia
- Co-producer: Daniel Toland
- Music by Federico Jusid
- Cinematographer: Arnau Valls Colomer
- Editors: Ben Yeates, Andy Morrison
Is there a trailer?
There sure is! Check it out below:
What do you think so far of The English? Will you be watching, or will you sit this one out? Let us know in the comments!