The Outlaws’ Jessica Gunning Returns As Diane Pemberley For Series Three

A brand new series of the comedy-drama starts on BBC One and iPlayer on Thursday 30 May



May 3, 2024 – The Outlaws 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, (Claes Bang, Bad Sisters) 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?

In this new series, Community Payback Officer Diane, Supervisor of The Outlaws, is now a fully qualified PCSO, and is training up an eager protégé, Stan (Harry Trevaldwyn).

Describing her character, Jessica says: “Diane is persistent, she’s ruthless, no-nonsense, she never misses a trick - or so she thinks! In a dream world she would become a police officer. She’s Cagney & Lacey’s number one fan.”

On reuniting with the cast for series three, Jessica adds: “It’s been lovely all being back together, and I felt very lucky that I was in the writers’ room this time as I co-wrote an episode with Stephen, episode five. It’s been really exciting to be a part of helping draft the storyline for series three and get to know the characters more than I did before.”

Stephen Merchant (The Office) returns as Greg, along with Rhianne Barreto (No Escape, Hanna) as Rani, Gamba Cole (Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle, Hanna) as Ben, Darren Boyd (Killing Eve, Trying) as John, Clare Perkins (Silo, The Wheel of Time) as Myrna, Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, The Couple Next Door) as Lady Gabby, Jessica Gunning (Back, Baby Reindeer) as Diane, Charles Babalola (Black Mirror, Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation) as Malaki, Tom Hanson (Brassic) as Spencer and Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Dune: Part Two) as Frank.

The Outlaws is a Big Talk and Four Eyes production co-created by Stephen Merchant—who also serves as an executive producer, director, and writer—and Elgin James (Mayans M.C., Lowriders). Luke Alkin and Kenton Allen also serve as executive producers for Big Talk, along with John Butler. The Outlaws is co-produced by BBC One and Amazon Studios. Global distribution is handled by BBC Studios for all three seasons.

The Outlaws returns to BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Thursday 30 May.

Source BBC One

May 3, 2024 4:00am ET by Newsdesk  


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