Filming begins later this month in London on new BBC drama Hard Sun
Jim Sturgess (One Day) and Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titans) will star in the pre-apocalyptic drama from Luther creator Neil Cross.
The six-part series follows detectives Elaine Renko and Robert Hinks as they attempt to keep order and protect their families as the apocalypse approaches.
They must work together if they are to survive the end of the world, however the two detectives could not be more different: one is kind, gentle and corrupt, the other damaged, difficult and incorruptible.
Describing his upcoming drama, Cross said: “Imagine the world you see when you look out your window… except it's been given a death sentence. This isn’t science fiction. This is the real world. There's no hero to come save us; no contingency plan. We’ve got five years. This is the world of Hard Sun… and the world of Elaine Renko and Robert Hicks.”
Both actors praised the quality of Cross’ script, with Deyn adding “As soon as I read the first episode I was hooked. It’s an honour to join the Hard Sun team.”
Hard Sun begins on BBC One later this year.