All new fantasy adventure series Renegade Nell is perfect for family streaming

Action-packed and full of magic, here's everything you need to know about Sally Wainwright’s new drama series

Highly acclaimed screenwriter Sally Wainright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) and director Ben Taylor (Sex Education) have done it again with new TV series Renegade Nell.  

Mixing touches of fantasy with the classic historical adventure drama genre, Renegade Nell follows strong female protagonist Nell Jackson (Louisa Harland, Derry Girls), who becomes the most notorious highwaywoman in 18th-century England. 

Both kids and adults who appreciate a gripping story with magical elements will be enthralled by the 8-episode series.  

Here’s everything you need to know about the 8-episode TV series, including plot details, who’s in the cast, and where you can watch Renegade Nell in New Zealand.  

Stream Renegade Nell on Disney Plus from $18.99/mth. 

Everything you need to know about Renegade Nell

What is Renegade Nell about? 

Renegade Nell (formerly titled The Ballad of Renegade Nell) follows the story of Nell Jackson, a funny and courageous young woman who finds herself framed for murder.   

When Nell is left with little to her name, she takes to the roads and unintentionally becomes one of history’s most recognised highwaywomen.  

Alongside her magical sidekick Billy Blind (Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso), they embark on a mission to defeat a plot against the Queen of England.  

Watch eight episodes of action-packed and otherworldly battles as Nell fulfils her true potential.

Louisa Hartland acting in Renegade Nell.
Louisa Harland as Nell Jackson in Disney’s Renegade Nell.

Who is cast in Renegade Nell?

Derry Girls star Louisa Harland graces the screen as female lead Nell, while Frank Dillane (Walking Dead, Harry Potter) supports her in his role as Charles Devereux.  

You can also expect to see other familiar faces on the show, including Alice Kremelberg (The Sinner), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty), Adrian Lester, Enyi Okoronkwo (The Lazarus Project), Bo Bragason, Florence Keen, Jake Dunn and Nick Mohammed.   

Is there a Renegade Nell trailer? 

Yes, there is. Watch the official Renegade Nell trailer below. 

Where can I watch Renegade Nell in New Zealand? 

Stream Renegade Nell on Disney Plus from $18.99/mth. 

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