Olivia Colman to Star in HBO’s “Landscapers”

Olivia Colman at the 2019 Oscars. Photo by Andrew H. Walker/BEI/REX/Shutterstock (10117224ey)

Olivia Colman has just landed her next gig. 

Multiple outlets report that the Oscar-winning actress is set to star in HBO and Sky’s crime series Landscapers. 

The four-part limited series inspired by real events will explore the lives of convicted killers Susan (Colman) and Christopher Edwards (casting TBD). According to The Hollywood Reporter, the drama will question how the devoted and mild-mannered couple came to kill Susan’s parents in 1998 and bury them in the back garden of their home in Nottingham, England, in a crime that remained undiscovered for over a decade before their convictions and jailing in 2014.

Alexander Payne is set to direct from a script by Ed Sinclair. “I love Ed’s scripts, which is just as well as he cooks many of my meals. No, the truth is it’s quite rare to be desperate to play a part on the first reading of a script, but that was the case here,” Colman said in a statement. 

Colman is best known for her Academy Award-winning role on The Favourite. She currently stars as Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix’s The Crown.