Sky announces that David Thewlis (I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, Fargo) is confirmed to play Christopher Edwards, opposite Academy Award and BAFTA winning actress Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Crown), previously confirmed in the role of Susan Edwards, as filming begins in the UK on the Sky Original drama Landscapers.
Will Sharpe, Director, comments: “It's a huge privilege to be collaborating with Ed, SISTER, Sky, HBO and our extraordinary cast and crew on this exciting project. We cannot wait to unearth for you the bizarre shape-shifting truths that lie buried in the unsettling yet deeply romantic world of Landscapers.”
David Thewlis, Lead Actor, adds: “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 tells a unique love story involving a seemingly ordinary couple 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.
Mild-mannered husband and wife Susan (Colman) and Christopher Edwards (Thewlis) have been on the run from reality for over 15 years. When Christopher makes a startling call home to his step-mother, 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.
As the investigation moves forward, inspired by Susan’s obsession with old Westerns and classic cinema the fantasists cast themselves as Hollywood heroes in narratives of their own invention. Powered by Susan’s extraordinary imagination, Susan and Chris’s fantasy world provides a much needed sanctuary from real-world horrors and their own clawing guilt, but also threatens to undo them completely.
In its visually bold and unique style, Landscapers, pivots through various perspectives from Susan and Chris, to the police officers and lawyers involved in the investigation. Exploring the idea of multiple truths, Landscapers asks just how far are you prepared to go for the one you love?
Thewlis will play the role of Christopher Edwards, Susan’s husband; O’Flynn plays DC Emma Lancing; Ola plays Douglas Hylton, Susan’s solicitor; Anderson plays DC Paul Wilkie; Johnson plays William Wycherley, Susan’s father; Montagu plays Patricia Wycherley, Susan’s mother; Rigby plays DCI Geoff Collier.
In the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria, the series will launch on Sky Atlantic.