After co-creating The Office with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant has had a versatile career, starring in HBO cringefest Hello Ladies and directing 2019’s underrated Fighting with My Family. After breaking through with the Sundance developed film Little Birds, Elgin James has gone on to co-create and run the FX Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans M.C. Now, as reported by Deadline, these two disparate forces are teaming up for a new Amazon/BBC show with the working title The Offenders. The series, taking place in Bristol, will follow seven strangers completing a community service sentence. While their …

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