The Olive Press
By Kristy Mckenzie
May 12, 2021
Filming for a new BBC drama starring A-list actress Emily
Blunt is underway in Spain.
The six-part series will see The Devil Wears Prada star alongside Twilights Chaske Spencer as well as Toby Jones and Nichola McAuliffe.
Film crews are already shooting the Western drama, named The
English, in Andalucia’s Almeria, an area steeped in cinematic history.
The deserts of Tabernas have been used as the backdrop for Western films for decades, with Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Once Upon a Time in the West all being shot there.
The English will be produced by Drama Republic,
the makers of Doctor Foster, and written by and directed by Hugo Blick,
who wrote Amazon’s spy thriller The Honourable Woman, said: “The chance
to make a Western with Emily Blunt and the cast is so delicious I’m still
wondering if it’s one of those weird dreams we were all having during
The series centers around the arrival of Englishwoman Cornelia Locke (played by Blunt, 38) to the Wild West and her plot to avenge the death of her son.
While the BBC commissioned the project, Amazon has snagged rights in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with All3Media International distributing elsewhere.