Cast announced for ‘Luther’ writer’s new pre-apocalyptic drama ‘Hard Sun’

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Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn will lead the cast of BBC One’s Hard Sun.

Set in contemporary London, the six-part “pre-apocalyptic crime drama” is created by Neil Cross (Luther, Doctor Who, Spooks) and directed by Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones).

Sturgess (One Day, The Way Back) and Deyn (Sunset Song) will play detectives – partners and enemies – who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to certain destruction.

The official synopsis reads: “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.”

Sturgess commented: “I am very excited to be playing Hicks in this wonderful project. To work with Neil’s fantastic writing is a great opportunity and I hope we are going to create an amazing experience for our audience. I can’t wait to get started!”

Deyn added: “As soon as I read the first episode I was hooked. I’m such a fan of both Neil and Brian’s work, it’s an honour to join the Hard Sun team”

Hard Sun will begin filming in London later this month and will air on BBC One later in 2017.

Neil Cross previously teased: “Imagine the world you see when you look out your window… except it’s been given a death sentence. This isn’t science fiction. This is the real world. There’s no hero to come save us; no contingency plan. We’ve got five years.”

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