BBC’s new apocalyptic drama Hard Sun scheduled for January

Amongst the many drama big hitters landing on our screens in January is the BBC’s brand new apocalyptic drama, Hard Sun.

This one’s come from Luther creator Neil Cross, and it stars Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn. They play detectives Robert Hucks and Elaine Renko, who are battling to enforce the law, even as the end of the world approaches.

The official BBC announcement of the show, from back in January, revealed the following synopsis:

Robert Hicks (Sturgess) is a family man and a great, committed copper. He’s also profoundly corrupt. Elaine Renko (Deyn) is difficult and damaged… and utterly incorruptible. Hicks and Renko stand on different ends of the social and moral spectrum. They also seriously distrust one other – and for good reason. But they must somehow learn to work together if they’re going to survive until the end of the world.

The BBC has now confirmed when we can expect the show, too. Hard Sun is going to premiere on Saturday January 6th at 9.35pm. Six hour-long episodes have been made.