Undoubtedly, Landscapers, which will take place over the course of four episodes, is based on real events. Susan and Christopher Edwards were silent. A quiet couple, rare for many, they spent all their time together in their flat in London's East End, and all their money in signed memorabilia from Hollywood and World War II. Although Susan's parents, William and Patricia Wycherley, disappeared one day in May 1998 from their townhouse in Forest Town, Mansfield, none of the neighbors seemed to think twice when their daughter introduced and explained that they had moved to Ireland to enjoy that good, clean air in her old age.
That changed 15 years later, when Christopher called his stepmother from France, asked her for money and confessed that the couple had buried Susan's parents in their own backyard more than a decade earlier. A new HBO Landscapers limited series starring Olivia Colman and David Thewlis documents the shocking true story. The unusual story of Landscapers starring Olivia Colman and David Thewlis will be available for streaming on HBOmax starting Monday, Dec. When Landscapers opens, Susan is spending money she doesn't have on signed photos of Gary Cooper, while Christopher, unable to get a job due to the language barrier, has a breakdown.
Inspired by true events, Landscapers tells the story of polite Susan and her husband, and how they came to kill Susan's parents and bury them in the back garden of their home in Mansfield, in a crime that went undiscovered for more than a decade. Landscapers tells the true story of the 1998 murders of Nottingham residents William and Patricia Wycherley, using extensive investigation and hours of interviews with “direct access to the defendants, who have always protested their innocence of murder”, read the program notes. As depicted in Landscapers, Susan felt that her parents had stolen an inheritance she had left to her grandmother, which her parents had used to buy an old house and sell it for a profit after she had signed her rights. But as Landscapers releases new episodes weekly, you might start to wonder if black comedy is too good to be true.
The Oscar-winning actress has two big hits launching this month with Landscapers airing weekly on HBO and The Lost Daughter en route on Netflix. It's the true story behind a new drama called Landscapers, by Olivia Colman and her husband Ed Sinclair, which will arrive on Sky Atlantic later this year. Landscapers shows that, as film obsessives, the Edwards Susan see life especially in cinematographic terms. By dramatizing the story, Landscapers merges the two, blurring the lines between the reality of Susan and Christpher and the real world to try to explain their way of thinking.
However, if you like your true crime dramas seriously and on the edge, landscapers can take a while to get used to it.