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Emily Blunt Debuts 'English' Series at MIPCOM

Emily Blunt knew she would starring, but she also realized she had to play more in Westerns than just in front of the camera.

Blunt, who is also executive producer on the new series, debuted Sunday Night at MIPCOM with its creator Hugo Blick, co-star Chaske Spencer and producer Greg Brenman together.

“I opened the script and couldn’t stop. It was heartbreaking, gripping, and breathtakingly beautiful, so I knew I was in right away. When it was fully a part of it, It seems to make sense for the project,” Blunt said in a Q&A after the first episode aired. “I love standing shoulder to shoulder with Hugo and Greg along the way, and I think I’ve probably been around the block enough to not only be interested in the acting part of it, I’m interested in all of that.”

Blunt plays Cornelia Rourke, a British woman who travels to America in late 1950 to avenge her deceased son. Spencer plays a Pawnee Scout who rescues her from danger. Blunt described it as “a heartbreaking chase thriller with the tenderest love story at its core.”

While the plot takes its characters into the American West, It was actually filmed in Madrid.

“It provided everything we needed, and we thought the money was better spent somewhere honest with you, shooting in Spain rather than all the way to North America,” Brenman said .

Blick points out that while shooting American Westerns in Europe may seem antithetical, Europeans have a longstanding association with the genre.

“Many filmmakers in the golden age of Hollywood Westerns in the 1950 years were actually European practitioners,” said Blick, who

To ensure the authenticity of his Aboriginal storyline, Blick said he consulted with representatives from the social justice group Ilumintative and the Pawnee and Cheyenne tribes.

“The journey I’ve researched and evoked on screen is as bad as this story tells about the native experience of Western expansionism,” he said. “It was very telling and very important to us as filmmakers to use the Western genre to explore some very hidden histories.”

The series will Debuted on Prime Video in November 11. 1950 1950



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