TV Highlight AND TRAILER: Hard Sun coming to BBC One this Saturday

Hard Sun, Saturday, 9.35pm, BBC One

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 4th January 2018, 1:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th January 2018, 1:10 pm
Renko (Agyness Deyn) and  Hicks (Jim Sturgess) in Hard Sun.
Renko (Agyness Deyn) and Hicks (Jim Sturgess) in Hard Sun.

Hard Sun is a pre-apocalyptic crime show set in contemporary London. Charlie Hicks and Elaine Renko are detectives who, while investigating a murder in the inner city, stumble upon proof that the world faces certain destruction - in five years.

It’s a terrifying reality that the British government is urgently trying to suppress.

Hicks and Renko find themselves pursued by ruthless Security Service operatives, who are trying to kill them in order to keep secret the truth about the mysterious cosmic event. The pair must use every bit of their ingenuity to protect themselves and those they love.

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When the classified dossier is made public the government quickly discredits the story as a hoax and fear largely subsides. But the story never entirely goes away.

Hard Sun is still out there - in a thousand online forums, supported by conspiracy theorists and the dispossessed on the fringes of society and the internet.

And as the murderers, the abusers, the serial killers, the cult leaders start to come out of the woodwork, it’s up to Hicks and Renko to take them down.

But what does justice mean in the face of Armageddon?

The series is a six-hour drama written by internationally-acclaimed, Bafta and Emmy-nominated Neil Cross, creator of Luther.

Professor Brian Cox is the series’ specialist advisor.