A slew of casting announcements arrived this morning for Sky Atlantic’s new revenge thrilller Tin Star, starring Tim Roth & Christina Hendricks.
Joining the two will be Genevieve O’Reilly (Star Wars, Rogue One’s Mon Mothma), Christopher Heyerdahl (Gotham, The Twilight Saga, Sanctuary, Hell on Wheels), Kevin Hanchard (Det. Arthur Bell in Orphan Black), Abigail Lawrie (The Casual Vacancy), Oliver Coopersmith (Dickensian), Stephen Walters (Outlander), Ian Puleston-Davies (Marcella), Roark Critchlow (Pretty Little Liars) and Sarah Podemski (Cashing In).
Jim Worth (Tim Roth), is an expat British police officer, who starts a new life with his family as police chief in Little Big Bear, an idyllic town near the Rocky Mountains of Canada. Not long after their arrival, the opening of an oil refinery nearby leads to Little Big Bear becoming a boom town, bringing with it a wave of drugs, prostitution and organised crime.
When Jim takes a stand against the oil company, it’s not long before someone makes an attempt on his life. But when Jim ducks the bullet meant for him it leaves a member of his family dead instead. With the gang of killers still in town, the police chief becomes hell-bent on violent revenge.
Did the oil company’s uneasy alliance of Mrs Bradshaw (Christina Hendricks) and Louis Gagnon (Christopher Heyerdahl) hire the assassins? Or are the gang’s motives connected to Jim’s violent, alcoholic past? As the police chief’s world continues to unravel, the line between hero and villain becomes blurred. Will Jim’s lust for bloody vengeance put his family’s life in further danger still?
Tin Star is produced by hit-making producers Kudos, who were behind Life On Mars, Broadchurch, Humans, Utopia and Spooks, to name but a few… The show is is penned by acclaimed screenwriter Rowan Joffe, who’s work includes 28 Weeks Later, The American & Brighton Rock.
Tin Star is one of a number of new dramas commisioned by Sky recently, including The Young Pope starring Jude Law, action/adventure series Hooten & The Lady, Guerrilla starring Idris Elba, Riviera featuring Julia Stiles, Adrian Lester & Iwan Rheon, Delicious starring Dawn French, historical dramas Jamestown & Britannia and The Last Dragonslayer based on the Jasper Fforde’s novels. There are also returning series including Fortitude Season 2 starring Dennis Quaid,Gomorrah Season 2 and the return of Agatha Raisin.
Tin Star is shooting right now, and due to air on Sky Atlantic in 2017