Last fall, BBC One and Prime Studios brought Stephen Merchant’s crime comedyThe Outlaws to British audiences. It was their biggest comedy launch and enough of a hit that a second season has already wrapped filming. Written by Elgin James (Mayans M.C.) and Merchant — who also stars — The Outlaws is the story of 7 very different people who are all forced into community service after various criminal acts. Their job? Clean up a dilapidated building that will become a community center. A simple task that’s complicated when a duffel bag full of money drops from the ceiling.
What else is left to say? Stephen Merchant and Christopher Walken in anything will get my attention. Merchant told Yahoo! Entertainment that he had to meet Walken in person to pitch the show, because Walken doesn’t use phones or computers, thus proving his above-average intelligence. Add British humor and a stellar cast — Rhianne Barreto, Darren Boyd, Gamba Cole, Clare Perkins, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Charles Babalola — and you can’t stop me from watching. British press raved about the first season Fortunately, Prime Studios is bringing their hit to the States on April 1. British viewers have to wait until this fall for the next installment, so we have plenty of time to catch up.