Emily Blunt Goes West in The English and 3 Other Trailers You Missed

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

Today’s trailer roundup includes Prime Video’s The English, Netflix’s The Swimmers, Disney+’s The Mysterious Benedict Society and Fox Nation’s The Shell Collection.

The English, starring Emily Blunt premieres on Prime Video on November 11. An aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke (Blunt), and a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout, Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer), come together in 1890 middle America to cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood. Both of them have a clear sense of their destiny, but neither is aware that it is rooted in a shared past. They must face increasingly terrifying obstacles that will test them to their limits, physically and psychologically.


Based on a true story, The Swimmers follows the journey from war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Two young sisters embark on a harrowing journey as refugees, putting both their hearts and champion swimming skills to heroic use. The cast includes Nathalie Issa, Manal Issa, Matthias Schweighöfer, Ahmed Malek, James Krishna Floyd, Nahel Tzegai, Kinda Alloush and Ali Suliman. The Swimmers will stream on Netflix.

The Mysterious Benedict Society returns to Disney+ on October 26 with two new episodes and new episodes weekly on Wednesdays. This season, Reynie, Sticky, Kate and Constance, the four gifted orphans who were recruited by the eccentric Mr. Benedict (Tony Hale), embark on another mission to save the world from the nefarious plans of his twin brother Dr. L.D. Curtain (also Hale). The series also stars Kristen Schaal as Number Two, MaameYaa Boafo as Rhonda Kazembe, Ryan Hurst as Milligan, Gia Sandhu as Ms. Perumal,  Seth B. Carr as George “Sticky” Washington,  Emmy DeOliveira as Kate Wetherall, Mystic Inscho as Reynie Muldoon and Marta Kessler as Constance Contraire.

The Shell Collector is currently streaming on Fox Nation. A military widow struggles with her husband’s death, a heartbroken Marine is forced to face his past, and an older widow secretly spreads wisdom while she still can. When the lives of these three broken souls converge, they finally find peace and love. It streams on Thursday, Sept. 1.