Landscapers (miniseries)

Last updated
Created byEd Sinclair
Written byEd Sinclair
Directed by Will Sharpe
Country of origin
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes4
Executive producers
Producer Katie Carpenter
Production companies
  • HBO
  • Sky UK
  • Sister Pictures
  • South of the River Pictures
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network

Landscapers is an upcoming true crime miniseries, a black comedy drama written by Ed Sinclair and directed by Will Sharpe. It revolves around the true story of the 1998 murders of Nottingham residents William and Patricia Wycherley.



Inspired by real events, Landscapers brings us the story of mild-mannered Susan and her husband, and asks us how they came to kill Susan's parents and bury them in the back garden of their Mansfield home, in a crime that remained undiscovered for over a decade.






It was announced in December 2019 that HBO and Sky had given a series order to Landscapers, which was written by Ed Sinclair and originally intended to be directed and executive produced by Alexander Payne. [1] In October 2020, Alexander Payne exited the project due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Will Sharpe. [2]


Olivia Colman was confirmed to portray Susan Edwards together with the announcement of the series. [1] David Thewlis was cast as Christopher Edwards in March 2021 [3]


Principal photography for the series began in March 2021 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. [4]

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