I’m a huge spaghetti western fan and although the trailer for That Dirty Black Bag was actually released a couple of weeks ago, it somehow slipped under my radar, so here we are.
The upcoming eight-part AMC+ series will tell a raw, epic, and romantic story about the dark side of the Far West. Dominic Cooper stars in That Dirty Black Bag as Arthur McCoy, an incorruptible sheriff with a troubled past, along with Douglas Booth as Red Bill, an infamous solitary bounty hunter known for decapitating his victims and stuffing their heads into a dirty black bag. The series also stars Niv Sultan, Christian Cooke, Travis Fimmel, and Aidan Gillen. The trailer for That Dirty Black Bag certainly looks gritty enough, with plenty of characters, weapons, and even a dash of secret societies thrown in for good measure. That Dirty Black Bag hails from Mauro Aragoni, who co-wrote the series with Silvia Ebreul, Marcello Izzo, and Fabio Paladini, and was filmed throughout Italy, Spain, and Morocco.
The official synopsis for That Dirty Black Bag:
That Dirty Black Bag is a raw, epic and romantic series about the dark side of the Far West. The story describes the 8-day clash between Arthur McCoy, played by Dominic Cooper, an incorruptible sheriff with a troubled past, and Red Bill, played by Douglas Booth, an infamous, solitary bounty hunter known for decapitating his victims and stuffing their heads into a dirty black bag, because, as he puts it, “Heads weigh less than bodies.” The drama echoes and pays homage to the classic spaghetti western, capturing the genre’s legendary irony while revolutionizing it in a modern way for new audiences. The series tells of bounty hunters, bandits and bloody vendettas, lonely souls driven by such great passions as faith, love and revenge. In the world of That Dirty Black Bag, there are no heroes, nobody is invincible, and predators become the prey.
That Dirty Black Bag will debut on AMC+ on March 10th.