Teaming up with David Thewlis (Harry Potter and Fargo) as mild-mannered criminal couple Susan and Christopher Edwards, Colman’s new project fuses together murder and fantasy in one of the weirdest love stories you’re likely to see.
According to the limited series’ synopsis, Landscapers follows this on-the-surface ordinary pair 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.
“Husband and wife Susan and Christopher have been on the run from reality for over 15 years. When Christopher makes a startling call home to his stepmother, 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.”
Cue the spectacular, cinema-infused chaos of their minds as they look to escape their guilt.
Excited to get started, Thewlis previously shared at the time of his casting: “This is without doubt the very finest project I have worked on for many years.
“Everything about Landscapers is magical, there is nothing like it, and I’m impatient to get to work so that its brilliance can be shared with the rest of the world.”
Landscapers will air on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic/NOW in the UK later this year.