Christopher Walken and Stephen Merchant will star in the BBC's new comedy-drama series The Outlaws, which begins airing on Monday.

It follows seven people undertaking community service in Bristol, who form unlikely friendships as their private lives intersect.

The group is then forced to unite in order to protect one of their own from Bristol’s most dangerous criminal gang.

Oscar-winning actor Walken will take on his first leading role in a British TV show, which is written and directed by Merchant.

Production was delayed slightly in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Merchant was asked to write a second series whilst they waited for filming to be allowed to resume.

This was then filmed back-to-back with the first series.

How to watch BBC's The Outlaws

The programme will air at 9pm on Monday (October 25) and last an hour.

There will be six one-hour episodes shown in total.

Who is in the cast of The Outlaws?

Christopher Walken as Frank

Stephen Merchant as Greg

Rhianne Barreto as Rani

Gamba Cole as Christian

Darren Boyd as John

Clare Perkins as Myrna

Eleanor Tomlinson as Gabby

Jessica Gunning as Diana

Claes Bang as Dean

Richard E. Grant as The Earl

Dolly Wells as Margaret,

Ian McElhinney as John Snr

Nina Wadia as Shanthi

The Outlaws will begin airing on BBC One at 9pm on Monday October 25