Freemantle has now sold Hard Sun, the new thriller from Luther creator Neil Cross, to 100 territories.
The six-part series, which premiered in the UK on BBC One, stars Jim Sturgess (One Day, 21) and Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song) as detectives Robert Hicks and Elaine Renko who, whilst investigating what appears to be the routine death of a computer hacker in London, stumble upon proof that the world is facing certain destruction in just five years.
A terrifying reality that the government urgently wants to keep under wraps. Hicks and Renko find themselves being pursued by ruthless Security Service operatives who are willing to kill in order to keep the secret silent.
The pair will have to use all of their ingenuity to protect themselves and those they love.
Standing on different ends of the social and moral spectrum, Charlie Hicks is a family man and a great, committed policeman. He’s also profoundly corrupt. Elaine Renko by contrast is a loner; difficult and damaged. She is also utterly incorruptible.
As the two detectives become champions in the fight to expose the truth behind the ‘Hard Sun’, Hicks and Renko must somehow learn to work together… if they’re going to survive until the end of the world.
Jens Richter, CEO, FremantleMedia International commented, “Hard Sun is a world-class, thrilling drama which has received an impressive reception so far, and is now getting the global recognition it deserves.
“We are partnering closely with the team at Euston Films to showcase this fantastically written series by Neil Cross to audiences across the world.”