Academy Award and BAFTA winner Olivia Colman is to star in a new Sky drama called Landscapers.

The four-part series will be directed by Academy Award winner Alexander Payne and was written by Colman's husband Ed Sinclair, in his first television screenplay.

Inspired by real events, the drama explores the lives of convicted killers Susan (Colman) and Christopher Edwards, who killed Susan's parents and buried them in the back garden of their Mansfield home, in a crime that remained undiscovered for over a decade.

The series will start filming in 2020 and will air on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in Ireland.

Olivia Colman said: "I love Ed’s scripts, which is just as well as he cooks many of my meals.

"No, the truth is it’s quite rare to be desperate to play a part on the first reading of a script, but that was the case here. The writing is brave, but subtle and tender too - a joy for any actor."