The Outlaws. Image shows from L to R: John (Darren Boyd), Frank (Christopher Walken), Myrna (Clare Perkins), Rani (Rhianne Barreto), Christian (Gamba Cole), Gabby (Eleanor Tomlinson), Greg (Stephen Merchant).

The Outlaws

BBC One comedy drama about community payback. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2021. Stars Stephen Merchant, Christopher Walken, Eleanor Tomlinson, Darren Boyd and others.

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The Outlaws. Image shows from L to R: John (Darren Boyd), Frank (Christopher Walken), Myrna (Clare Perkins), Rani (Rhianne Barreto), Christian (Gamba Cole), Gabby (Eleanor Tomlinson), Greg (Stephen Merchant).

The Outlaws

Stephen Merchant comedy drama following seven people serving community payback in Bristol

  1. 10th June via Beyond The Joke: Claes Bang joins Stephen Merchant's The Offenders
Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2021
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Creators
Stephen Merchant and Elgin James
Starring
Stephen Merchant, Christopher Walken, Eleanor Tomlinson, Darren Boyd, Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Clare Perkins, Jessica Gunning and others
Writer
Stephen Merchant
Directors
Stephen Merchant and John Butler
Producer
Nickie Sault

The Outlaws follows seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete Community Payback sentences in Bristol. At first, they seem like archetypes we can easily pigeon hole but gradually we see behind their fa├žades, understand their hidden depths and what made them the people they are today. We are reminded that no one is all good or all bad. Everyone has a story.

As their unlikely new friendships intersect with their complicated private lives, the offenders must unite to protect one of their own from Bristol's most dangerous criminal gang. The show is part crime thriller, character study, and a state-of-the-nation commentary - with humour and heart.

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • The Offenders (Working title)
Laugh track
None
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