Christopher Walken Leads Cast Of Stephen Merchant’s ‘The Offenders’ Series For Amazon & BBC

Christopher Walken Leads Cast Of Stephen Merchant’s ‘The Offenders’ Series For Amazon & BBC
In his first lead role on British television, Oscar winner Christopher Walken has been tapped to star in The Offenders (working title), a six-part series for BBC and Amazon Prime Video, from The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant and Mayans M.C. co-creator Elgin James. He is one of seven leads in the project, starring alongside Merchant, Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Darren Boyd, Clare Perkins (EastEnders) and Eleanor Tomlinson.

The series had just started filming in March when production was shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Filming recently resumed in Bristol, UK, with Walken making his debut.

Described as crime thriller-meets-state-of-the-nation commentary, The Offenders hails from Mum producer Big Talk, part of ITV Studios, and Merchant’s Four Eyes. It is the latest co-production between Amazon Studios and the BBC, which have
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