What is The English about?
Set in middle America in 1890, The English is an epic chase Western with core themes of identity and revenge to tell a uniquely compelling parable on race, power, and love.
Emily Blunt stars as Lady Cornelia Locke, an aristocratic Englishwoman who crosses paths with a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout, Eli Whipp, played by Chaske Spencer, as they set out against a violent landscape built on “dreams and blood”.
“Both of them have a clear sense of their destiny, but neither is aware that it is rooted in a shared past,” the synopsis reads. “They must face increasingly terrifying obstacles that will test them to their limits, physically and psychologically.”
As the unlikely duo overcome each obstacle, they’re drawn closer to their ultimate destination—the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming, where a series of bizarre and macabre unsolved murders await.
It is here that the full extent of their intertwined history will be truly understood, and “they will come face-to-face with the future they must live”.
What have fans said about The English?
To say the first look of the series was received well would be an understatement. Fans of Western and Emily Blunt alike couldn’t believe the crossover they were being treated to.
“One of my favourite actors and in one of my favourite genres, wow. Can’t wait,” one user wrote underneath the trailer.
Another added, “This is like a Red Dead Redemption movie with Emily Blunt. I love Western genre, this is gonna be good.”
“Hells yeah! A North American version of The Nightingale. I loves me a good female revenge story!!” a third commented.
“I literally said 'wow' aloud after watching this. I am usually not into Westerns, but this appears to be a must-watch,” said another.
Who is cast in The English?
Joining Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer in The English is Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line) as the local sheriff Robert Marshall, and Valerie Pachner (A Hidden Life) as young widow Martha Myers.
The series’ ensemble cast also includes Rafe Spall (The Salisbury Poisonings), Tom Hughes (A Discovery of Witches), Toby Jones (Marvellous), and Ciarán Hinds (The Terror).
Where can I watch The English in Australia?
All six episodes of the limited series will premiere on November 11 on Prime Video, so if you’re keen to see Emily Blunt decked out in a bonnet and a pink dress, then you’re going to want to mark it in your calendar.