Olivia Colman stars opposite David Thewlis in Landscapers, which is Sky Atlantic’s most exciting new drama of 2021.
But what’s it about, how many parts is it and is it based on a true story?
Here’s everything you need to know about Sky Atlantic’s darkly comic drama Landscapers.
What is Landscapers on Sky Atlantic all about?
Landscapers is a new, darkly comic drama starring Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman and David Thewlis.
They portray a seemingly normal married couple who are very much in love.
But they are hiding a tragic secret – they murdered her parents in cold blood.
Sky describe it as a “funny exploration of love and fantasy”.
Olivia Colman and David Thewlis star as a mild-mannered husband and wife Susan and Christopher Edwards.
The pair have been on the run from reality for more than 15 years.
In their minds, the fantasists are Hollywood heroes…
In reality, they are double murderers who have blocked out their gnawing guilt.
Ed Sinclair wrote the script for the series.
And he just happens to be Olivia Colman’s husband of 18 years!
Is Landscapers a true story?
Landscapers is based on the so-called Mansfield Murders – the chilling true story of double murderers Susan and Christopher Edwards.
Susan murdered her own mother and father Patricia and William Wycherly in Nottinghamshire in 1998.
With the help of her husband, Susan had shot both her parents and buried them in a shallow grave in their back garden.
They committed the money purely for financial gain – they wanted access to Patricia and William’s bank accounts.
The pair managed to hide the crime for years.
After going on the run and ending up in France, they eventually turned themselves in in 2012.
How many parts is Landscapers on Sky Atlantic?
Landscapers on Sky Atlantic is four parts.
Each episode will be an hour long.
We’re already pretty convinced we’ll be bereft when it ends.
When does Landscapers start and how can I watch it?
Landscapers will start on Sky Atlantic and NOW on Tuesday December 7 2021.
All four episodes will be available to watch on the launch date.
So fans can binge on the crime drama.
Landscapers cast – who stars in Sky Atlantic crime drama?
The ever-awesome Olivia Colman stars as Susan Edwards in Landscapers.
Of course, TV viewers will know her from The Crown, where she played Queen Elizabeth II.
She also played the evil stepmother in Fleabag, and DS Ellie Miller in Broadchurch.
David Thewlis plays her husband Christopher Edwards.
Actor David is best known for his film roles – including Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter franchise, and Sir Patrick in Wonder Woman.
They are joined by Close to Me’s Kate O’Flynn, and Cobra actor Dipo Ola.
DCI Banks star Samuel Anderson also stars, as does Eric and Ernie cast member Daniel Rigby.
Alan Partridge fans will recognise Felicity Montagu as Alan’s long suffering assistant Lynn Benfield.
She plays the ill-fated Patricia Wycherly, while The Nest’s David Hayman portrays William Wycherley.
Landscapers Sky Atlantic trailer
Sky released the trailer to Landscapers last month.
It shows Susan and Christopher arriving back in the UK where the police are waiting for them – and the media.
We hear Christopher urge his wife to just “tell their story, no need to make anything up”.
But, as they’re both held for questioning, Susan’s overactive imagination takes over.
The trailer shows the pair in scenes from classic movies as real life and imagination clash.
All episodes of Landscapers are available to watch from Tuesday December 7 2021 on Sky Atlantic and NOW.
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