Olivia Colman is on quite a roll this past year or so. After winning an Oscar for her performance in Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” the actress once again killed it in the second season of “Fleabag” and, recently, in the third season of “The Crown.” And she’s not slowing down anytime soon, as Colman has apparently signed on to star in a new series titled “Landscapers.”
According to Variety, Colman will star in the upcoming HBO series “Landscapers, which is set to be directed by none other than Alexander Payne. The series is based on the real-life killers, Susan and Christopher Edwards, a seemingly mild-mannered married couple that hid the bodies of their victims buried in the backyard. Colman will play Susan, while the role of Christopher has yet to be filled.
The report claims that the series will be based on the hours of real-life interview footage. “Landscapers” is written by Ed Sinclair, Colman’s producing partner and husband.
Casey Bloys, HBO programming president, said, “’Landscapers’ is a fascinating ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ tale. We’re thrilled to have Olivia, Ed, and Alexander on board, and to be back in business with Sister and Sky.”
Recently, it was announced that Alexander Payne would be making a remake of the film “Babette’s Feast.” And now, he has another project on his slate. Before this, he had two films in development over the last year, with both seemingly falling apart. His proposed film with Mads Mikkelsen recently was canceled as production was set to begin due to a rights issue.
It’s unclear whether Payne will begin work on this series first or his film. Either way, we have plenty to look forward to. “Landscapers” might have one of the more macabre premises we’ve seen in a while, but with Colman and Payne attached, this is surely going to be must-see TV.