Marlow: What is the BritBox series about? Who stars in it with Claire Foy? When is it on TV? All you need to know

Legend and tragedy combine in this modern epic about two warring families. Here’s all we know so far about Marlow.

By Katie Archer Published: 11 October 2022 - 5.50pm
Getty Claire Foy to lead the cast of Marlow

Family feuds, revenge and fate set the scene for unique thriller Marlow, set in the mudflats of the Thames Estuary.

Claire Foy heads up this epic tale of warring clans in a modern-day crime fable.

Here’s all we know so far about Marlow, including the plot, cast, and rumoured release date.

What is the Marlow plot?

A compelling thriller, Marlow tells the story of Thames Estuary families the Wyatts and the Marlows who have been at war with each other for generations.

The two families have lived in the Edgelands, the muddy flats of the Thames Estuary, for centuries, where they face off across the water in a land of smugglers, mudlarks, entrepreneurs and opportunists.

Evie Wyatt was born and bred in the Estuary but has been away from the Edgelands and has just returned, seeking revenge and answers for her father’s death after losing him to a firestorm 15 years earlier.

She ends up drawn into a battle with the Marlow family and its aging patriarch, Tom Marlow, who has plans to change the face of the Edgelands forever.

But Evie ends up with her own part to play in the plans as their fates collide in the story based on ancient tales of revenge.

Just like the shifting mud that the families’ empires are built on, nothing is quite what it seems in the Edgelands.

Claire Foy is best known for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown seasons 1-2 Netflix
Claire Foy is known for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown seasons 1-2

Who is in the Marlow cast?

So far, there’s only one name attached to Marlow - but it’s a big one.

Claire Foy who has starred in The Crown, Wolf Hall and First Man will play Evie Wyatt.

She said: “I’m delighted to be a part of this compelling thriller. The twists, turns and mysteries at the heart of this drama are utterly gripping.

“Evie Wyatt is such a captivating, complex and beguiling character, much like the enigmatic Edgelands which she calls home, and I can’t wait to get to step into her shoes.”

What is the Marlow release date?

The eight-part series doesn't have a release date, but it will be available exclusively on BritBox.

Marlow is expected to begin streaming in 2022.

Is there a trailer for Marlow?

There isn't a trailer yet, but keep checking back on this page.

 

Marlow will be released on BritBox at a date to be confirmed.