Stephen films on his home turf
WORK is back under way on a new television series written and directed by Hanham’s Stephen Merchant.
Stephen also has a role in the show, The Offenders, which is coming to BBC One and Amazon Prime Video. The six-part series, filmed in Bristol, follows seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a Community Payback sentence in Bristol. As they become involved in each other’s lives, they also become involved with a dangerous criminal gang.
The Offenders has a strong cast, which includes Oscar winning actor Christopher Walken in his first lead British television role. Robert Del Naja from Bristol electronic band Massive Attack will compose the music for the series.
Stephen Merchant said: "Like so many other productions, we’d just begun filming when Covid 19 struck and we had to shut down. I’m delighted that we’re now finally able to resume filming with this incredible cast and finish this long-standing passion project. This is the first series I’ve made in my hometown of Bristol and I’m so excited to showcase the city and utilise the amazing local talent.”
The series will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and on Amazon Prime Video in the United States, Canada and Australia.