Sky has released first look photos of Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) on the set of Tin Star, currently being filmed in Canada’s remote Rocky Mountains.
The 10-part take on the Western genre, written by Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later, The American), tells the story of Jim Worth (Roth), a British police officer who moves his family to the rural mountain town of Little Big Bear when he takes a job as the town’s police chief.
Not long after the family’s arrival, the opening of an oil refinery leads to an economic boom in Little Big Bear, which is accompanied by a wave of drugs, prostitution and organised crime.
Jim takes a stand against the oil company, fronted by Mrs Bradshaw (Hendricks), but it’s not long before someone makes an attempt on his life. When Jim dodges a bullet meant for him, one of his family members is killed instead.
The gang of assassins are still in town and Jim becomes hell-bent on bloody revenge.
The oil company could have ordered the hit, or the gang’s motives are connected to Jim's violent, alcoholic past.
Tin Star is being produced by Kudos – the makers of Humans and the RTS award-winning Broadchurch.
The leads will be joined by a high-profile cast, including: Genevieve O’Reilly (Star Wars, The Honourable Woman), Abigail Lawrie (The Casual Vacancy), Oliver Coopersmith (Dickensian), Christopher Heyerdahl (True Blood, Hell on Wheels) and Stephen Walters (Outlander).
It will air on Sky Atlantic in 2017.