The BBC have announced a new six-part crime drama from Luther creator Neil Cross entitled Hard Sun
Jim Sturgess (One Day, 21) and Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song) play detectives Robert Hicks and Elaine Renko, partners and enemies in contemporary London, who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to certain destruction.
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.
Jim Sturgess says: “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!”
Agyness Dean adds: “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.”
Filming in London will start later this month to transmit later in 2017.