There’s a dark drama heading to our screens, with Olivia Colman starring in Sky Atlantic drama Landscapers.
The Oscar-winning actress plays a real-life murderer in the programme and stars alongside Harry Potter actor David Thewlis.
The pair play real-life Nottingham couple Susan and Christopher Edwards in the new series, which was written by Olivia’s husband Ed Sinclair, and focuses on their bizarre story.
Infamous couple Susan and Christopher Edwards killed Susan’s parents and covered up their deaths for 15 years, burying them in their garden in Mansfield.
They buried the bodies of Patricia Wycherley, 63, and William Wycherley, 85, and stole a total of $300,000 from their bank accounts – using the money to fund their hobby of collecting Hollywood memorabilia and celebrity autographs.
They forget documents to keep the truth from emerging, before they were discovered and forced to hand themselves in to police after fleeing to France.
Speaking about bringing Susan to life on screen, Olivia told Sky News that she had found a different side to the characters than she had expected.
She said: ‘I felt sympathetic towards them early on because of what Ed had been finding out. He spoke to her solicitor who said she was a very shy, gentle, well-read, [a] nice woman.
‘And you go, “Okay, well that’s not what everyone has told us?!”’
She added: ‘We find out, through the programme, she faced abuse at the hands of her father as a little girl, and I think it’s her escapism to sort of imagine men [can be] heroic and that she finally meets her knight in shining armour.’
The new series arrives on Sky Atlantic this week, with the first episode of the four-part series arriving on Tuesday.
Kate O’Flynn, Dipo Ola, Samuel Anderson, Karl Johnson, Felicity Montagu and Daniel Rigby also appear in the series. The programme is directed by Will Sharpe, who previously worked on Flowers, Sherlock and W1A.
Landscapers airs on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday December 7 at 9pm
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