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Hard Sun 

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Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are forced to work together in a pre-apocalyptic criminal world.









Series cast summary:
Jim Sturgess ...  DCI Charlie Hicks 6 episodes, 2018
Agyness Deyn ...  DI Elaine Renko 6 episodes, 2018
Nikki Amuka-Bird ...  Grace Morrigan 6 episodes, 2018
Derek Riddell ...  DCS Roland Bell 6 episodes, 2018
Jojo Macari ...  Daniel Renko 6 episodes, 2018
Varada Sethu ...  DS Mishal Ali 6 episodes, 2018
Owain Arthur ...  DS Keith Greener 6 episodes, 2018
Joplin Sibtain ...  DS Herbie Sarafian 6 episodes, 2018
Adrian Rawlins ...  DS George Mooney 6 episodes, 2018
Lorraine Burroughs ...  Simone Hicks 5 episodes, 2018
Aisling Bea ...  Mari Butler 5 episodes, 2018
David J Biscoe ...  CID 5 episodes, 2018
Cameron King ...  Owen Butler 4 episodes, 2018
Ukweli Roach ...  Will Benedetti 3 episodes, 2018
Kae Alexander ...  Angie Jones 3 episodes, 2018
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ...  Armed / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Tamara Smart ...  Hailey Hicks 3 episodes, 2018
Daniel Coonan Daniel Coonan ...  DCI Alex Butler 2 episodes, 2018
Richard Coyle ...  Thom Blackwood 2 episodes, 2018
Dermot Crowley ...  Father Dennis Chapman 2 episodes, 2018
Maggie Daniels Maggie Daniels ...  Hattie Burton 2 episodes, 2018
Clive Myrie Clive Myrie ...  BBC Newsreader 2 episodes, 2018
Jaden Sidhu ...  CID Officer 2 episodes, 2018


Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are forced to work together in a pre-apocalyptic criminal world.

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Who will you be when the end begins?


Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi


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Writer Neil Cross claimed in an interview with Radio Times that he had sketched out a full 5 year story arc to accompany the Hard Sun countdown. The shows was canceled after just one series however. See more »

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Original pre-apocalyptic crime series
23 September 2018 | by blackwaterjuliaSee all my reviews

The British are great at writing crime, this serie is another proof of that. While crime is not usually my favorite genre, I do like Luther and that series comes from the hand of Neil Cross. Since this mini-serie is written by him too I decided to give it a go, and I wasn't disappointed.

Agyness Deyn, who plays the role of Elaine Renko, was originally a model before she got into acting. When I read that I almost couldn't believe it, because she puts down a very convincing performance, that seems to come natural to her. Her character is a tough cookie and it's definitely not one you'd like to pick a fight with. As we get further into the series we do see more depth added to her character, which makes her all the more interesting.

The other lead role is played by Jim Sturgess. He portrays the character of Charlie Hicks, a cop with a rogue edge but otherwise a good man. Or at least, he thinks he is, but the story itself leaves the viewer to make up their own mind about that.

And that is not the only issue on which the viewer gets to fill in the blanks. A lot is left unanswered, but not in an annoying way. Or at least to me it wasn't irritating, but some people may not like it. I however, think it was done in a good way and with a satisfying ending.

The writer, Neil Cross, has said he was interested in doing a fiver year story arc, but to the best of my knowledge the series hasn't be renewed. It's a shame, because it's rare to see doomsday genres combined with crime, and it's even more rare to see it being done with this level of quality.

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7 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Euston Films See more »
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