Emily Blunt, star of A Quiet Place, gives her first look at BBC western The English

Emily Blunt, star of A Quiet Place, gives her first look at BBC western The English ...

The English, Emily Blunt's western BBC series, has been unveiled for the first time.

In the new drama, the star of A Quiet Place takes on the role of Lady Cornelia Locke, an aristocratic Englishwoman who joins Twilight's Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer) as they "cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood."

The first images reveal a shambles-filled area where Blunt wears aristocratic and more casual outfits.

Hugo Blick of Black Earth Rising will direct the 1890 series, which will explore the "core themes of identity and revenge to tell a uniquely powerful parable on race, love, and power," with Locke and Whipp both having a strong sense of destiny embedded in a shared past.

"They will face physical and psychological challenges that will put them to the test, but as each obstacle is overcome, they draw them closer to their final destination, the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming.

"It is here, after an investigation by local sheriff Robert Marshall (Stephen Rea) and young widow Martha Myers (Valerie Pachner) into a series of bizarre and macabre unsolved murders, that the whole extent of their intertwined history will be fully understood, and they will face the reality of the future they must live."

The English will feature Rafe Spall from The Salisbury Poisonings, A Discovery of Witches' Tom Hughes, Captain America's Toby Jones, and Ciaran Hinds from The Terror.

Blunt will play several roles in Christopher Nolan's next film Oppenheimer as well as the Netflix film Pain Hustlers.

In November, BBC Two and BBC iPlayer will broadcast the English version.

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