Episodes: Six (hour).
TV show dates: March 7, 2018 — March 7, 2018.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Jim Sturgess, Agyness Deyn, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jojo Macari, Derek Riddell, Owain Arthur, Varada Sethu, Adrian Rawlins, Lorraine Burroughs, Aisling Bea, and Joplin Sibtain.
TV show description:
A pre-apocalyptic crime drama from Luther creator, Neil Cross, the Hard Sun TV show centers on DI Elaine Renko (Deyn) and DCI Charlie Hicks (Sturgess). Although Renko and Hicks are mismatched, these partners are out to enforce the laws and keep safe their loved ones, as encroaching natural disaster threatens to end the world.
Although he’s a family man and a devoted officer, DCI Hicks is also thoroughly corrupt. Meanwhile, Renko is a clean as they come, but she has some issues that run deep, and isn’t the easiest person with whom to work.
Despite their differences, and a sizable lack of trust, Hicks and Renko have to learn to work together. Their very survival depends upon it.
While investigating a murder in London’s inner city, the duo uncovers proof that the world will be destroyed in five years. Because the British government is desperate to keep that information secret, Security Service (i.e. MI5) operatives are out to silence them — permanently.
When a classified dossier on the subject goes public, the government sets to work to discredit it as nothing but a hoax, which largely quells the public. In the Internet age though, nothing truly goes away. Hard Sun becomes fodder for cult leaders, murderers, abusers, and even serial killers.
In order to keep people safe, Charlie and Elaine have to take down those who would exploit the crisis, but the impending end of the world has them questioning what justice even means. Since the government is out to get them, they must use every weapon in their arsenal in order to protect themselves, as well as their near and dear.
Episode #6 — Sun Day
Tired of operating defensively, Hicks and Renko take the fight to Grace’s door. DCS Bell arrests Grace and brings her in for questioning, but she will not remain outmaneuvered. Hicks, Renko and Grace’s enmity culminates in a bloody dawn climax.
First aired: March 7, 2018.
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