Wed. Dec 6th, 2023

Prime Video has dropped the official trailer for The English, their upcoming Western drama starring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer. The six-episode limited series finds Blunt playing Lady Cornelia Locke, an aristocratic English woman who teams up with Pawnee ex-cavalry scout Eli Whipp (Spencer) as they cross the violent landscape of the American West in 1890.

As a Western fan, I’ve been thrilled that we’ve been seeing more of the genre in recent years, and The English looks like it could be a lot of fun. The series comes from writer/director Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman) and will tackle the core themes of “identity and revenge to tell a uniquely compelling parable on race, power, and love.” In addition to Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer, The English also stars Rafe Spall, Ciarán Hinds, Tim Hughes, Toby Jones, Stephen Rea, Valerie Pachner, and more. Emily Blunt will next be seen starring alongside Cillian Murphy in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

“An aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke (Blunt), and a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout, Eli Whipp (Spencer), come together in 1890 middle America to cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood,” reads the official synopsis. “Both of them have a clear sense of their destiny, but neither is aware that it is rooted in a shared past. They must face increasingly terrifying obstacles that will test them to their limits, physically and psychologically. But as each obstacle is overcome, it draws them closer to their ultimate destination—the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming. It is here, after an investigation by the local sheriff Robert Marshall (Stephen Rea, The Shadow Line) and young widow Martha Myers (Valerie Pachner, A Hidden Life) into a series of bizarre and macabre unsolved murders, 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 did you think of The English trailer? Will you be watching when it debuts on Prime Video on November 11th?

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.