‘The English’ release date confirmed: When does Emily Blunt’s new series start?

It’s been announced when Emily Blunt’s new period drama series will begin.

Described as a “high-octane epic western,” The English comes from the producers of Doctor Foster.

The six-part mini-series is written and directed by the award-winning Hugo Blick (The Honourable WomanThe Shadow Line).

Best known for her movie roles like Mary Poppins Returns and The Young Victoria, Emily Blunt leads the cast as an aristocratic Englishwoman in late 19th century America.

The Devil Wears Prada star has also executive produced the series.

Watch a teaser here:


The official synopsis reads: “An aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke (Emily Blunt) and a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout, Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer) come together in 1890 mid-America to cross 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. They must face increasingly terrifying obstacles that will test them to their cores, 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 and young widow Martha Myers 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.”

Alongside Blunt and Spencer, the cast also includes Victoria star Tom Hughes, Rafe Spall (The Salisbury Poisonings), Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line), Valerie Pachner (The King’s Man), Toby Jones (Detectorists), Ciaran Hinds (The Woman In Black), Malcolm Storry (Doc Martin), Steve Wall (Raised By Wolves), Nichola McAuliffe (Doctor Who), Sule Rimi (Strike Back), and Cristian Solimeno (Guilt).

We can now confirm that The English will premiere in the UK on Thursday 10th November on BBC Two, with all six episodes immediately available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

The series will then launch in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Nordics on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 11th November.

Watch a clip here:


Brad Beale at Prime Video previously commented: “We can’t wait to break new ground and bring The English to Prime Video. We know Hugo Blick’s incredible tale of love, loss, and revenge – brought to life on screen by the talented Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer, and the entire cast of The English – will captivate Prime members across the globe.”

In the meantime, you can watch Emily Blunt hilariously explaining a typical British day here!

Mary Poppins Returns is available on DVD on Amazon.