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Genevieve O’Reilly, Christopher Heyerdahl among new cast announced

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Sky Atlantic has announced further casting to join Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) in new revenge thriller, Tin Star.

Joining the cast is: Genevieve O’Reilly (The Honourable Woman), Abigail Lawrie (The Casual Vacancy), Oliver Coopersmith (Dickensian), Christopher Heyerdahl (True Blood), Stephen Walters (Outlander), Ian Puleston-Davies (Marcella), Roark Critchlow (Pretty Little Liars) Sarah Podemski (Cashing In) and Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black).

Penned by acclaimed screenwriter Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later, The American), Tin Star tells the story of Jim Worth (Roth), an expat British police officer starting a new life with his family as police chief in Little Big Bear, an idyllic town near the Rocky Mountains. Not long after their arrival, the opening of an oil refinery nearby leads to Little Big Bear becoming a boom town, bringing with it a wave of drugs, prostitution and organised crime.

When Jim takes a stand against the oil company, it’s not long before someone makes an attempt on his life. But when Jim ducks the bullet meant for him it leaves a member of his family dead instead. With the gang of killers still in town, the police chief becomes hell-bent on violent revenge.

Did the oil company’s uneasy alliance of Mrs Bradshaw (Hendricks) and Louis Gagnon (Heyerdahl) hire the assassins? Or are the gang’s motives connected to Jim’s violent, alcoholic past? As the police chief’s world continues to unravel, the line between hero and villain becomes blurred. Will Jim’s lust for bloody vengeance put his family’s life in further danger still?

Tin Star is produced by Kudos (Broadchurch, Humans), and is currently filming in the beautiful and remote Rocky Mountains of Canada and due to air on Sky Atlantic in 2017.