'Landscapers' Episode 1: Christopher casually reveals murder details to Tabitha
Seemingly normal couple Christopher and Susan Edwards have a giant secret and it just got out
Spoilers for 'Landscapers' Episode 1
HBO just dropped had its premiere of their new true-crime limited drama and it was quite the unsettling start. 'Landscapers' will follow the real-life murder of a couple in England whose death remained hidden for years on end.
The HBO series stars Olivia Coleman and David Thewlis as the murderous couple who maintain their innocence even after being caught for the crime. 'Lanscapers' has been made after extensive research and interviews and will take viewers on a step-by-step journey of the events that transpired. Read on to know a highlight from the first episode of the drama and how it played out.
The first episode of the true-crime drama begins as we see Susan Edwards (Olivia Colman) buy an expensive film poster in an antique shop after hesitating for just a few seconds and is very happy with her purchase. We are then met by her husband Christopher Edwards (David Thewlis) who is back home from job hunting. The English couple who are staying in France are not financially stable as we see from their shoddy home and when Susan lies about the poster being fake and worth just 20 euros. Even 20 euros is a big deal as Christopher says.
As his wife smiles charmingly at him we see him worried. Later at a phone booth, Christopher makes a call to a woman named Tabitha who seems surprised that he's in France and by the looks of it has not been in contact for a while. He informs her of how the language barrier is disrupting his job chances and that they're in a bit of a financial pickle. Continuing that they're grateful for the help she's given in the past he hopes she'll lend him some money. But the man who clearly quite tense and is under stress tells her that he's done something rather silly and that it sounds bad, very bad but it's not what it seems. Adding that it just needs a little clearing up he asks her to promise that she won't tell the police as he can't let Susan down because she's fragile.
Tabitha asks him to just say what he needs and that she's always there for him. We later find out that Tabitha is his stepmother as she calls the police and forms them that he buried Susan's parents in a garden near Nottingham 15 years ago. This marks the exposure of the crime the couple committed as the authorities are informed. Christoper and Susan are quite casual about it as they maintain that they didn't do anything wrong while chatting over coffee.
'Landscapers ' is available to stream on HBO MAX with new episodes dropping every Monday.