In 'The Outlaws' Season 3 Trailer, Real Friends Help You Move Bodies

Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Stephen Merchant, Darren Boyd, Eleanor Tomlinson, Clare Perkins, Jess Gunning, and Charles Babalola in "The Outlaws" Season 3

Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Stephen Merchant, Darren Boyd, Eleanor Tomlinson, Clare Perkins, Jess Gunning, and Charles Babalola in "The Outlaws" Season 3

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Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies. That old adage is on full display in the trailer for Season 3 of Prime Video's wildly underrated comedy The Outlaws, which sees our favorite community service misfits involved in their biggest crime yet: Murder. (Maybe.)

The series follows the story of a squad of strangers from very different walks of life who are all forced to work their mandated community service hours together after committing various low-level crimes. After the discovery of a stolen bag of cash and a terrifying run-in with a Bristol drug lord known as the Dean, the group is now literally thick as thieves, having managed to execute a complicated plot to send the crime boss to prison before he could have them killed for stealing his money.

But if the trailer for the new season is anything to go by, their troubles are far from over. At the end of last season, overachieving student Rani seemed to realize that she no longer wanted a life of monotonous drudgery and found the idea of a life of crime thrilling. (The season concludes with her stealing a car.) Here, she shows up with an even bigger problem: A dead body that she needs her friends' help to hide.

Rani, of course, insists that she's innocent, and with The Dean still pulling strings from prison, it's certainly possible that she might be being set up. But as a murder investigation begins to close in and the Dean's release from prison nears, can they find out the truth and prove their innocence in time to save themselves?

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 to the series as Greg, along with Rhianne Barreto (Honour) as Rani, Gamba Cole (Hanna) as Ben, Darren Boyd (Killing Eve) as John, Clare Perkins (The Wheel of Time) as Myrna, Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) as Lady Gabby, Jessica Gunning (Fortitude) as Diane, Charles Babalola (Bancroft) as Malaki, Tom Hanson (Brassic) as Spencer, and Christopher Walken (Dune: Part Two) as Frank.

However, if the trailer is anything to go by, it looks as though Walken's participation may be fairly limited this season. This makes a certain amount of sense, given that Frank's arc in Season 2 was about learning to appreciate and spend more time with the family he had never prioritized. (Even if Walken's deadpan delivery was often a highlight of the show.)

Merchant—who also serves as an executive producer, director, and writer—and Elgin James (Mayans M.C.) co-created The Outlaws. Luke Alkin, Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice, and John Butler also serve as executive producers. The series is co-produced by BBC One and Amazon MGM Studios.

All five episodes of The Outlaws Season 3 will premiere on Prime Video on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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