The Outlaws release date,cast, trailer and everything you need to know

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Stephen Merchant’s new project is almost here (Picture: Big Talk)

Stephen Merchant’s The Outlaws is a new BBC crime-thriller about seven strangers completing their community service while a dangerous gang threatens their every move.

Here’s everything we know so far!

When is The Outlaw’s UK release date?

The Outlaws, which was previously known as The Offenders, will premiere first in the UK on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The first episode airs on October 25 at 9pm.

The series will then premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Who is in the cast of The Outlaws?

Co-creator Stephen stars as Greg, a lonely lawyer coping with divorce.

Hollywood star Christopher Walken plays Frank, a smooth-talking fraudster, desperately trying to reconnect with his family.

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Killing Eve’s Darren Boyd features as John, a businessman who isn’t too happy with the ‘criminal’ label.

Former Eastenders actress Clare Perkins stars as Myrna, an ageing activist and campaigner.

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Award-winning actor Stephen Merchant directs and stars in the new thriller (Picture:Big Talk METROGRAB)

Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson plays Gabby, an aristocrat who believes she’s better than everyone else.

Rhianne Barreto plays Rani, a gifted but rebellious student who feels suffocated by her controlling parents.

Is there a trailer for The Outlaws?

Yes there is!

The so called ‘outlaws’ are all from different walks of life, and form unlikely friendships and we gradually see their private lives intersect.

The group is then forced to unite in order to protect one of their own from Bristol’s most dangerous criminal gang.

Filming was interrupted in 2020 by the pandemic. However, production resumed in December, with strict Covid-19 restrictions in place. 

Stephen Merchant said at the time: ‘Like so many other productions, we’d just begun filming when Covid-19 struck and we had to shut down.

‘I’m delighted that we’re now finally able to resume filming with this incredible cast and finish this long-standing passion project.

‘This is the first series I’ve made in my hometown of Bristol and I’m so excited to showcase the city and utilise the amazing local talent.’

The Outlaws premieres at 9pm on October 25 on BBC One, and will be released weekly on Monday.

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