The Outlaws: Season 1

The Outlaws: Season 1

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Seven strangers from different walks of life are forced to work together to renovate a derelict community centre in this comedy-thriller series from Stephen Merchant. They resent the menial physical labour and they resent each other. But when one of their number gets dragged into a dangerous world of organised crime, they unite in ways none of them thought possible.

2021Rating: 13UKBig Talk Productions
ComedyThriller

Streaming (1 Provider)

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

Seven very different strangers begin their community payback sentences, renovating... More a derelict building in Bristol. But can any of these ‘outlaws’ really reform?

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

The outlaws find a bag of cash, clearly the proceeds... More of crime. But who does it belong to?

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

The outlaws find themselves in choppy waters. A campaigner is... More rejected by the very cause to which she dedicated her life, and a decision is made about the outlaw’s sudden windfall.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

A lifelong scoundrel reflects on his past mistakes, the police... More recruit a surprising new deputy, and a young woman makes a decision which could endanger the lives of all of the outlaws. Can the outlaws launder their dirty money before the gangsters track them down?

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

The outlaws must hustle on two fronts — with a... More captain of industry, and a member of the landed gentry. An audacious break-in is planned, and an imposter is heartbreakingly exposed.

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

Even with redemption seemingly in reach, the outlaws find their... More time running out, and the net closing around them. They face a stark choice — die apart, or survive together?

The Outlaws: Season 1 | Reviews

78%23 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The show has a fun, bouncy vibe and comic pacing, but there are crime-thriller plots, too, and they’re not played for laughs.

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Paste

Paste

One of the best things about The Outlaws is that it knows exactly what it is, and tells us so right off the bat.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A likeable cast and genial sense of humour... make for a generally pleasant time.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

An intriguing blend of sharp comedy and genuine danger...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is wry and silly (and) has a knowing fondness for a dad-joke style gag...

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Independent

Independent

In general the aesthetic is classic Merchant, that sub-Edgar Wright suburban banality where everyone converses mostly in dad jokes and everything looks a bit naff.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

I’d happily watch a show that just concerned itself with Rani (Rhianne Barreto) and John (Darren Boyd) and jettison the rest.

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

The criminal plot, alas, continues to feel tacked on, and sits uneasily with the wry comedy.

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Daily Mail

Daily Mail

There's the basis of a really good serial here, an ensemble drama with criss-crossing storylines... but Merchant's script suggests he feels that would be beneath him.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Ever watched The Usual Suspects and thought it could have benefited from more gentle humour, awkward teen romance and heavy regional English accents?

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