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The English | Preview (BBC Two)

Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place, Sicario) stars as Lady Cornelia Locke and Chaske Spencer (Wild Indian, Marvel’s ECHO) as Pawnee ex-cavalry scout Eli Whipp in high-octane western The English.

The English takes the core themes of identity and revenge to tell a uniquely compelling parable on race, love and power. The English will launch on BBC Two, with all episodes available on BBC iPlayer, on Thursday 10 November. Watch a teaser here.

An aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke (Emily Blunt) and Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer) come together in 1890 mid-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 cores, 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.

The series’ acclaimed ensemble cast includes Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line, The Honourable Woman), Valerie Pachner (A Hidden Life, The Kingsman), Rafe Spall (The Salisbury Poisonings, Trying), Tom Hughes (A Discovery Of Witches, Victoria), Toby Jones (Marvellous, Detectorists) and Ciarán Hinds (The Terror, The Woman In Black).

The English begins Thursday 10th November on BBC Two.


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