Hard Sun

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  • TV-MA
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 6.6  (5,249)

Hard Sun is a British crime drama series that first premiered on BBC One on January 6, 2018. The series was created by Neil Cross, the writer and creator of "Luther" and features a talented cast, including Jim Sturgess, Agyness Deyn, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Derek Riddell.

The show takes place in a near-future London and follows the lives of two detectives, Charlie Hicks (played by Jim Sturgess) and Elaine Renko (played by Agyness Deyn), who uncover a dark secret that their superiors are trying to keep under wraps. The duo is tasked with investigating and preventing the release of information that could potentially lead to the extinction of mankind.

The series features a clever take on an end-of-the-world scenario, with the sun hurtling towards the Earth at an alarming rate, doomed to bring about the apocalypse in just five years. The characters are flawed and human, yet driven by a sense of duty to save humanity from an unpreventable end.

Jim Sturgess' Charlie Hicks is a rough and tough cop who is haunted by his past and struggling to come to terms with his responsibilities as a father. He has a tendency to bend the rules and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Meanwhile, Agyness Deyn's Elaine Renko is a no-nonsense detective who is also struggling with her own troubles. She is a survivor of domestic abuse who is trying to make amends for her past mistakes.

The two characters are flawed, complex, and at times, frustrating. They often clash with each other but ultimately form an alliance in their quest to uncover the truth about the Hard Sun conspiracy. Along the way, they encounter a variety of obstacles, including corrupt government officials, criminal organizations, and rogue agents.

The series has a fast-paced plot that keeps the audience engaged from start to finish. It's a crime drama series, but it's also a dystopian thriller with elements of science fiction that adds to the overall sense of unease and danger.

Each episode of the series is packed with action, suspense, and intense drama. From epic car chases to gruesome murders, Hard Sun delivers on all fronts. However, the show is not just a mindless action-packed thriller. It also has moments of genuine emotion and humanity, as the characters struggle with their demons and fight to protect their loved ones from the impending apocalypse.

The show's supporting cast is also excellent, with Nikki Amuka-Bird delivering a standout performance as Grace Morrigan, a government official with murky intentions. There are also memorable performances from Derek Riddell as DCS Roland Bell, a man willing to go to extreme lengths to keep the truth hidden, and Jojo Macari as Daniel Renko, Elaine's troubled teenage son.

Overall, Hard Sun is a gripping, thrilling, and emotional series that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The show has excellent writing, a strong cast, and a unique take on the end-of-the-world scenario. Highly recommended for fans of crime dramas, dystopian thrillers, and anyone who loves a good mystery.

Hard Sun is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on January 6, 2018.

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Sun Day
6. Sun Day
January 6, 2018
An internet killer is targeting people who believe they wish to die and Mooney thinks he knows how to trap him. Renko and Hicks change tactic and bring the fight to Grace's door.
Not the End of the World
5. Not the End of the World
January 6, 2018
The murder of a jogger has dire personal implications for Renko but she pretends it is a routine investigation. Hicks makes a startling revelation about the Alex Butler murder.
Can You Hear Him Now?
4. Can You Hear Him Now?
January 6, 2018
London is under siege as Blackwood's reign of terror escalates, and Father Dennis becomes a public pariah. Hicks deduces where Renko has hidden the Hard Sun flashdrive.
Luke 21:25
3. Luke 21:25
January 6, 2018
A murderer confesses to a priest that he wants to challenge God into revealing himself by targeting those who help others.Grace makes Hicks an offer.
One Thousand, Eight Hundred Days
2. One Thousand, Eight Hundred Days
January 6, 2018
Renko persuades a newspaper to publish the Hard Sun dossier. The government shuts down the story but the detectives investigate a killer for whom the 'Hard Sun hoax' is very real.
The Sun, The Moon, The Truth
1. The Sun, The Moon, The Truth
January 6, 2018
Unruly police detective DCI Charlie Hicks is deeply suspicious of his new partner DI Elaine Renko. But their first investigation exposes a secret that will connect them for life...
Where to Watch Hard Sun
Hard Sun is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hard Sun on demand at Hulu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 6, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (5,249)