Once upon a time, there was a stigma between film and television, and when you were a big movie star, you never dared to appear in a lowly TV series, and if you were a TV star, crossing over to movie stardom was unheard of. and it hardly ever happened unless your name was John Travolta either George Clooney. And yes, thanks to prestige television and the streaming age, those days are behind us. In fact, with the medium-sized movie all but evaporated on the big screen, adult dramas are mostly the domain of television now, thus emily blunt starring in a new Amazon series, “English.”
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A six-part Western drama, “The English” stars emily blunt Y Chaske Spencer in a classic Western travel/chase narrative with a violent, murder-mystery twist in 1890s America. Together with the two protagonists, “The English” also stars Esteban Rhea, Valerie Pachner, Husking Rafe, tom hughes, toby jonesY Ciarán Hinds. A first look was recently revealed, and now the first trailer has arrived.
This is the official synopsis:
An epic chase western, The English takes the core themes of identity and revenge to tell a uniquely compelling parable about race, power and love. An English aristocrat, Lady Cornelia Locke, and a Pawnee cavalry scout, Eli Whipp, team up in 1890 in the central United States to cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood. Both 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 the limit, physically and psychologically. But as they overcome each obstacle, it brings them closer to their final destination: the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming. It is here, after an investigation by local sheriff Robert Marshall and young widow Martha Myers into a series of bizarre and macabre unsolved murders, that the full scope of their intertwined history will be truly understood – and come face-to-face. with the future they must live.
UK film and television veteran Hugo Blick writes and directs all six episodes of “The English.” Blick’s previous television shows include “black earth uprising” Y “the honorable woman.” He also serves as co-executive producer on the series with Blunt and Greg Brenman through dramatic republic.
The English arrive Amazon-Prime on November 11, following its UK premiere on bbc two Y BBC iPlayer. Check out the first trailer below.