Landscapers is a television mini-series of four episodes that detail an actual crime and the actions of real people. The true-crime series follows an ordinary couple from Britain living in Paris who might be hiding a horrendous crime they committed almost a decade ago.
Susan and Christopher Edwards, the unassuming couple, have been played by Olivia Colman and David Thewlis, respectively. Will Sharpe is the director of the series, with Ed Sinclair as the writer. The series is yet to be rated on IMDb, but its popularity is rising. The series has been given a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes on 14 critic ratings.
The Review of Landscapers Episode 1
The true-crime mini-series is based on the actual murders of William and Patricia Wycherley in 1998. The series of four parts explores the lives of a typical British couple who now live in Paris, France. Susan and Christopher Edwards are a modest yet financially struggling British couple living in France’s 90s. The family of two have escapist tendencies, using fantasies to escape from their difficult lives.
This romantically-inclined escapism results from their lifestyle and the social issue of unemployment which blankets them like a never-ending fog. Unemployment is so rampant that Christopher is not getting any job. When one day he is unsuccessful at his job interview, he grows agitated and reveals a dark secret to his stepmother about a crime the couple committed almost a decade ago.
The stepmother makes a complaint against the Edwards couple to the police. The couple’s bodies get unearthed by the Mansfield police, and the Edwards claim innocence of the first, but Christopher tries to protect his wife. His vague claims of innocence boggle the officer in charge, Emma Lansing, and she starts to look into the couple’s history.
The series has generally gotten positive reviews from critics and viewers. The haunting and sad story is a bold approach that tells the audience a lot about human behavior.
The Cast of Landscapers Episode 1
The Academy Award winner Olivia Colman and Emmy Award Nominee David Thewlis play the unassuming couple, Susan and Christopher Edwards, who murdered Susan’s parents. Karl Johnson and Felicity Montagu play the victims of the crime. They are joined by Kate O’Flynn, Samuel Anderson, Daniel Rigby, Dipo Ola and Jay Phelps.
Anastasia Zabarchuk and Doug Grant also star in the uncredited roles. Ed Sinclair is the writer and creator with Will Sharpe as the director of the television mini-series.
The Release of Landscapers Episode 1
The first episode of the true-crime mini-series, Landscapers had released on December 6, 2021, on WB’s HBO Max in the US at 9 PM. The mini-series is available on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
According to the promo of the series, the story deals with the murder of the Whitcherley couple and Susan and Christopher Edwards are charged with the crime. Christopher tries to protect her wife, and yet the police are trying to get into the depth of the story.
Where to Watch Landscapers Episode 1?
The episode is available to stream on HBO Max from December 6, 2021, at 9 PM, with a subscription starting from $14.99 per month. The episode will also drop on HBO in the US and on Sky Atlantic in the UK. The streaming service is available on PS4, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One and Amazon Fire TV.