Harry Potter star David Thewlis joins Olivia Colman in new murder drama

Dan Seddon
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Photo credit: Eamonn M McCormack - Getty Images
Photo credit: Eamonn M McCormack - Getty Images

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Harry Potter actor David Thewlis will appear opposite Olivia Colman in new Sky and HBO series Landscapers.

Inspired by a real-life story, the four-episode crime drama centres on Susan and Christopher Edwards (played by Colman and Thewlis), who killed the former's mum and dad before burying them in the back garden in 1998 – managing to get away with it for 15 years before they were eventually jailed.

Photo credit: Eamonn M McCormack - Getty Images
Photo credit: Eamonn M McCormack - Getty Images

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Landscapers is presented from the perspective of the two killers, as well as the police officers and lawyers working on their case, and will see the couple create their own "fantasy world" to escape from the realities of the murder investigation.

"This is without doubt the very finest project I have worked on for many years," Thewlis said in a statement.

"Everything about Landscapers is magical, there is nothing like it, and I'm impatient to get to work so that its brilliance can be shared with the rest of the world."

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

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Thewlis, who played Professor Lupin in the Potter franchise, has landed some fantastic roles over the past few years, including the vile baddie VM Varga in the third season of Noah Hawley's Fargo, as well as appearing in Wonder Woman, I'm Thinking of Ending Things and Rare Beasts.

The Crown's Colman, meanwhile, was recently nominated for another Oscar for her role as Anne in dementia drama The Father.

She also has Maggie Gyllenhaal's The Lost Daughter set for release later this year.

Landscapers will air on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic/NOW in the UK.

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