'The Outlaws' Returns to Prime Video in May for Season 3

Stephen Merchant as Greg, Clare Perkins as Myrna, Gamba Cole as Ben, Darren Boyd as John & Jess Gunning as Diane are back on the chain gangin 'The Outlaws' Season 3

Stephen Merchant as Greg, Clare Perkins as Myrna, Gamba Cole as Ben, Darren Boyd as John & Jess Gunning as Diane in 'The Outlaws' Season 3 

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It's been a good minute since we last heard about Stephen Merchant's The Outlaws, the pandemic-era comedy co-produced by the BBC and Amazon's Prime Video. Season 1 was an unexpected breath of fresh air when it arrived in 2022, and Season 2 came fast on its heels, partly because, due to lockdowns, restrictions, and whatnot, the BBC opted to greenlight two seasons sight unseen. (It's easy to do when Jeff Bezos' TV studio, funded with the money found under the couch cushions listed on the Prime store delivery market, is footing the bill.) However, once Seasons 1 and 2 were over, there was no making a Season 3 appear instantly, no matter how fast the two companies announced a renewal

Besides, the money that Prime was shelling out for star power like Christopher Walken couldn't stop him from taking a role in Dune, and that put everything else on the back burner if the show wanted to wait for Frank to return. As it was, the Season 3 renewal didn't mention Walken, which was a cautious choice considering what was at play. But apparently, Walken wanted to come back, and Merchant was willing to wait.... and the rest, as they say, is the way television is made and why shows get entirely forgotten about in the streaming era until they suddenly pop up again, announcing their impending return.

Though The Outlaws' return is just around the corner, it's not so soon that a trailer has arrived. (That would be silly.) Instead, we have the first images from the new season, a plot synopsis, and proof of Walken's return for Season 3.

Christopher Walken as Frank Sheldon being very Christopher Walken in 'The Outlaws' Season 3

Christopher Walken as Frank Sheldon in 'The Outlaws' Season 3

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Here's the Season 3 synopsis:

The series follows a group of strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a community payback sentence in Bristol. As series three begins, with crime boss The Dean behind bars awaiting trial, The Outlaws are moving on with their lives—until one of their own returns with a deadly secret, hurling them back into mortal danger. As a murder manhunt closes in on the gang, can they prove their innocence before The Dean’s case collapses, and he comes looking for revenge?

Stephen Merchant (The Office) returns for Season 3 as Greg, along with Claes Bang (Bad Sisters), Rhianne Barreto (No Escape) as Rani, Gamba Cole (Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle) as Ben, Darren Boyd (Killing Eve) as John, Clare Perkins (The Wheel of Time) as Myrna, Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) as Lady Gabby, Jessica Gunning (Back) as Diane, Charles Babalola (Black Mirror) as Malaki, Tom Hanson (Brassic) as Spencer and Christopher Walken (Dune) who apparently is returning as Frank.

Merchant co-created the series with Elgin James (Mayans M.C.) Merchant also serves as director and writer for the series, and he and James are executive producers, along with John Butler, Luke Alkin, and Kenton Allen for Big Talk. The series is co-produced by BBC One and Amazon Studios. 

The Outlaws Season 3 will arrive with all episodes on Amazon's Prime Video service on Friday, May 31, 2024.


Ani Bundel has been blogging professionally since 2010. A DC native, Hufflepuff, and Keyboard Khaleesi, she spends all her non-writing time taking pictures of her cats. Regular bylines also found on MSNBC, Paste, Primetimer, and others. 

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