The Outlaws, a comedy-drama about lawbreakers thrown together to complete their community service sentences, premieres on Prime Video April 1. The show comes from Stephen Merchant and Elgin James. There are six episodes.
Christopher Walken and Merchant star.
Merchant’s TV projects have included The Office (UK), Extras, The Ricky Gervais Show and Hello Ladies.
“Seven strangers from different walks of life are forced to work together to renovate a derelict community center,” said Prime Video. “When one of their number gets dragged into a dangerous world of organized crime, they unite in ways none of them thought possible.”
Also in the cast are Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole and Eleanor Tomlinson.
A review in The Guardian said, “It is wry and silly, has a knowing fondness for a dad-joke style gag, and it throws its characters into wild waters that are in stark contrast to their mostly humdrum daily lives. It gives each of the criminals a reason to run, and a reason to stay, and crucially, it made me care which route they chose.” ■
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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