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[01/06/20 - 06:02 AM]
BBC One Announces Stephen Merchant's "The Offenders" (w/t) from Big Talk and Four Eyes
The series will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and on Amazon Prime Video in the United States, Canada and Australia.







OFFENDERS, THE (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
1/6/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
six episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from BBC's press release, January 2020) The Offenders (working title) is a 6 x 1 hour series from multi-award-winning writer and director Stephen Merchant, originally created by Merchant and Elgin James (co-creator of US series Mayans M.C.) The Offenders follows seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a Community Payback sentence in Bristol. At first, they seem like archetypes we can easily pigeonhole, but gradually we see behind their façades, 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.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Elgin James as CRTR/EP
· Kenton Allen as EP
· Luke Alkin as EP
· Matthew Justice as EP
· Nickie Sault as PROD
· Stephen Merchant as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios
· Big Talk Productions
· Four Eyes