10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT…
The inside information on Sky Atlantic’s star-studded new revenge thriller
1 Tin Star is the latest Sky Original production, offering a blend of revenge thriller and psychological drama that is set to bake your noodle. In a good way.
2 It stars the wonderful Tim Roth as Jim Worth, a British cop who gets drawn into the investigation of his life in his new Canadian home.
3 That new home is an idyllic community in the Rocky Mountains — idyllic, that is, on the outside. Filmed in the beautiful environs of Calgary, High River and Bragg Creek, Alberta, Sky Atlantic has created a stunningly cinematic piece of television.
4 When Jim, as the new sheriff, takes a stand against the crime wave that hits the town, an assassination attempt on his life takes place. He survives, but it claims someone close to him, sending him on the path of vengeance.
5 Driven by guilt and grief, Jim wrestles with his inner self, struggling with the twin impulses of doing the right thing and the desire to wreak bloody revenge. Which side of his personality will win?
6 The show also stars Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks as key player Elizabeth Bradshaw, the sinister PR boss of local oil company North Stream Oil.
7 The first episode opens with a shocking scene that will have you gripped from the start. We won’t give away any spoilers, but it’s guaranteed to get your heart racing.
8 Genevieve O’reilly — most recently seen as Mon Mothma in Rogue One: A Star
Wars Story — plays Jim’s wife, Angela.
9 All ten episodes are written by Rowan Joffe, the director of the recent Brighton
Rock remake and Before I Go To Sleep.
10 You can catch this must-see show on TV from 7 September, but if you’re the type who likes to binge-watch, fear not — all episodes will be available from the same date. Hurrah!
Clockwise from left: Tim Roth as Jim Worth, ex-metropolitan Police and perhaps with a secret or two of his own; Christina Hendricks’ PR boss Elizabeth Bradshaw; The plot thickens in sinister fashion for Jim; The locals are decidedly not friendly.