Channel 7 has announced the acquisition of Hard Sun, a highly-anticipated drama set in modern day London from the creator of Luther Neil Cross.
Hard Sun stars Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn in her first TV role. It tells the story of investigators Charlie Hicks (Sturgess) and Elaine Renko (Deyn), who 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.
Seven’s director of network programming Angus Ross 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.”
Euston Films will produce Hard Sun for the BBC in the UK and Hulu in the US.