The Outlaws returns to BBC One with series three

The Outlaws series three

Stephen Merchant’s The Outlaws arrives back on BBC One with its brand new third series starting on Thursday, 30 May.


Written and directed by Stephen Merchant, and originally created by Merchant and Elgin James (co-creator of US series Mayans M.C.), The Outlaws follows a group of strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a Community Payback sentence in Bristol.

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?

The Outlaws

Series three of The Outlaws starts on BBC One on Thursday, 30 May at 9PM. All six episodes will also be released on BBC iPlayer.

The third series will see the return of Stephen Merchant (The Office, Four Lives, Jojo Rabbit), nominated for his role as Greg at the upcoming BAFTA TV Awards 2023 in the category of Male Performance in a Comedy Programme, Rhianne Barreto (Honour, Hanna), Gamba Cole (Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle, Hanna), Darren Boyd (The Salisbury Poisonings, Killing Eve), Clare Perkins (The Wheel of Time, EastEnders), Eleanor Tomlinson (Intergalactic, Poldark), Jessica Gunning (Back), Charles Babalola (Bancroft), Tom Hanson (Brassic), and Claes Bang (Bad Sisters, Dracula).


Stephen Merchant said “After the overwhelming response to the first two series, I’m delighted to be bringing back our lovable band of miscreants for more misadventures.

“Audiences have really taken the characters to their hearts, so I can’t wait for them to see what hot water we’ve thrown them into this time. And I’m thrilled we’ll once again be filming in my hometown of Bristol.”

Christopher Walken in The Outlaws


Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy, BBC, added: “We couldn’t be happier to have The Outlaws back in our lives. Stephen and the team have delivered a fantastic set of scripts for the third series, and we can’t wait to see the incredible cast bring them to life for BBC viewers to enjoy.”

The first two series are currently available on iPlayer here

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