The in­side in­for­ma­tion on Sky Atlantic’s star-stud­ded new re­venge thriller

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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.

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