Emily Blunt BBC Western 'The English' debuts trailer and release date

Watch: See Emily Blunt in the first trailer for BBC Western The English

BBC Two has released a first look at Emily Blunt in Western series The English with a trailer that shows her shooting guns, bows and arrows, and riding horses.

The series' air date has also been announced as 10 November, with the premiere due to take place at London Film Festival in October.

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A Quiet Place and The Devil Wears Prada star Blunt features in the period western from writer Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman, Black Earth Rising) alongside Twilight's Chaske Spencer.

Blunt plays aristocratic Englishwoman Lady Cornelia Locke, who joins forces with Pawnee ex-cavalry scout Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer) to cross the violent landscape of 1890s America together.

Emily Blunt stars in The English. (BBC)
Emily Blunt stars in The English. (BBC)

Cornelia is in search of what happened to her son, but with a series of hostile and untrustworthy land grabbers and officials confronting them on their journey, she must learn fast to protect herself.

As they get to know each other, they form a close bond and a strong attraction that is challenged by those around them and the racist attitudes they encounter.

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The pair are drawn closer together by their perilous adventure until they reach the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming, where an investigation by the local sheriff Robert Marshall (Stephen Rea) and young widow Martha Myers (Valerie Pachner) into a series of bizarre and macabre unsolved murders reveals the full extent of their intertwined history.

Chaske Spencer and Emily Blunt's characters journey across America together. (BBC)
Chaske Spencer and Emily Blunt's characters journey across America together. (BBC)

Other cast includes Rafe Spall (The Salisbury Poisonings), Tom Hughes (A Discovery Of Witches), Toby Jones (Marvellous) and Ciarán Hinds (The Terror).

When The English makes its BBC Two debut on 10 November, all episodes in the series will become available on BBC iPlayer at the same time.

The series is also set to launch in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Nordics on Prime Video on 11 November.

It will debut at the 66th London Film Festival, taking place from 5 - 16 October, where other premieres will include Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio, Knives Out sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Harry Styles film My Policeman, and #MeToo book adaptation She Said starring Carey Mulligan.

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