Disney+’s Renegade Nell set for March debut

Disney+’s Renegade Nell set for March debut

By Michael Pickard
February 12, 2024

First Look

FIRST LOOK: Renegade Nell, the Disney+ period drama from Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley), will make its debut this March.

Louisa Harland (Derry Girls) stars as Nell Jackson, a quick-witted and courageous young woman who finds herself framed for murder and unexpectedly becomes the most notorious outlaw in 18th-century England. But when a magical spirit called Billy Blind appears, Nell realizes her destiny is bigger than she ever imagined.

The cast also includes Frank Dillane as Charles Devereux, Alice Kremelberg as Sofia Wilmot, Ényì Okoronkwo as Rasselas, Jake Dunn as Thomas Blancheford, Bo Bragason as Roxy Trotter and Florence Keen as George Trotter, with Nick Mohammed as Billy Blind, Joely Richardson as Lady Eularia Moggerhangar and Adrian Lester as Robert Hennessey, Earl of Poynton. Pip Torrens as Lord Blancheford and Craig Parkinson as Sam Trotter also star.

All eight episodes will drop on March 29. It is written and created by Wainwright, with Ben Taylor (Sex Education) as lead director.

Renegade Nell is produced by Lookout Point. Executive producers are Sally Wainwright, Ben Taylor, Faith Penhale, Will Johnston and Louise Mutter for Lookout Point, and Johanna Devereaux for Disney+. Amanda Brotchie (Gentleman Jack) and MJ Delaney (Ted Lasso) also direct episodes. Jon Jennings is series producer and Stella Merz is producer.

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