Channel Seven has acquired HARD SUN, a six-part drama set in modern day London written by EMMY and BAFTA nominated Neil Cross, creator of Luther, and starring Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn in her first television role.
HARD SUN tells the story of how investigators Charlie Hicks (Sturgess) and Elaine Renko (Deyn) inadvertently stumble upon evidence that the world is facing certain destruction in five years. As the pair find themselves pursued by ruthless operatives who are willing to kill to keep them silent, they must use all their ingenuity to protect themselves and those that they love.
Angus Ross, Director of Network Programming said
“Seven is always on the lookout for dramas that stand out from the crowd. HARD SUN is a thrilling story on an epic scale – this will be an intense and addictive show we feel will resonate across the screens of Seven.”
Paul Ridley, SEVP of Sales & Distribution, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, FMI commented
“I’m excited to be working with Seven to bring Hard Sun to Australian audiences. Full of complex characters, this is a truly distinctive, well-acted and brilliantly written crime drama by an exceptional storyteller, Neil Cross.”
Following the broadcast premiere on Seven, viewers will then have the option to binge the remaining episodes anytime, anywhere on 7plus.
Euston Films will produce HARD SUN for the BBC in the UK and Hulu in the US, and will air on the screens of Seven in 2018.