Disney+ has dropped the first official Renegade Nell photos for its forthcoming UK original series starring Louisa Harland as the titular young woman who gets framed for murder.
The photos provide viewers a first look at the main cast including Harland’s Nell, Ted Lasso alum Nick Mohammed’s Billy Blind, Golden Globe nominee Joely Richardson’s Lady Eularia, and more. The adventure fantasy will start streaming on Disney+ sometime in the spring of 2024.
What to expect in Renegade Nell?
“The series follows Nell, a quick-witted and courageous young woman who finds herself framed for murder and unexpectedly becomes the most notorious highwaywoman in 18th Century England,” reads the synopsis. “But when a magical spirit called Billy Blind appears Nell realizes her destiny is bigger than she ever imagined.”
Renegade Nell is written and created by Gentleman Jack’s Sally Wainwright, with Ben Taylor (Sex Education, Catastrophe), Amanda Brotchie (Gentleman Jack) and MJ Delaney (Ted Lasso) serving as directors. The 8-episode series is executive produced by Wainwright, Taylor, Faith Penhale, Will Johnston, Louise Mutter and Johanna Devereaux. Producers are Lookout Point, Jon Jennings, and Stella Merz.
The cast includes: Frank Dillane as Nell’s fickle friend and sometime adversary Charles Devereux; Alice Kremelberg as Sofia Wilmot, a young widow who wants power and independence at any cost; Adrian Lester as the Earl of Poynton, a master political schemer and manipulator; Joely Richardson as eccentric newspaper magnate Lady Eularia Moggerhanger; Pip Torrens as Lord Blancheford; Jake Dunn as Thomas; Ényì Okoronkwo as Rasselas; Bo Bragason and Florence Keen as Nell’s two younger sisters Roxy and George; and Craig Parkinson as Nell’s kind-hearted father Sam.