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"Hard Sun" on Hulu

Sneak Peek footage, plus images from "Hard Sun", the science fiction, British crime series, created and written by Neil Cross, starring Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess, airing March 5, 2018 on Hulu:

"...set in contemporary London, UK, mismatched police officers, 'Charlie Hicks' and 'Elaine Renko' investigating the death of a hacker, stumble upon proof that due to a mysterious cosmic event, the world is facing certain destruction in five years, a fact the powers-that-be would very much like to keep under wraps.

"The duo must use every bit of their ingenuity to protect themselves as they are pursued by 'MI5' operatives who are trying to silence them for good. Their dilemma turns into one of how can they keep their loved ones safe and uphold the law in a world that is running out of time..."

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HuIu’s Hard Sun Trailer: The Creator Of Luther Delivers The World’s End

The first trailer for Hulu’s upcoming series Hard Sun delivers a sci-fi paranoid thriller about the end of days. The series hails from Luther creator Neil Cross and stars Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn as a pair of detectives who unwittingly stumble on evidence that the Earth will face an extinction level event in five years time, and the two soon find that the powers that be will do anything to keep that information from getting out to the public.
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Michael Haneke to create first TV project

Michael Haneke to create first TV project
‘After ten TV-movies and twelve films, I wanted to tell a longer story for once.’

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Michael Haneke

Multiple Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke is lining up his first TV series, partnering with FremantleMedia’s Ufa Fiction on the 10-part drama Kelvin’s Book.

The story takes place in a dystopian world set in the near future as a group of young people experience an emergency landing outside their home and are confronted with the actual face of their home country for the first time.

Nico Hofmann and Benjamin Benedict will serve as executive producers on the series for Ufa Fiction.

“After ten TV-movies and twelve films, I wanted to tell a longer story for once,” Haneke said.

Haneke won consecutive Palme d’Or awards for The White Ribbon and Amour, which won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for best foreign-language film, and won two BAFTA awards. The White Ribbon
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Michael Haneke to direct first TV project

Michael Haneke to direct first TV project
‘After ten TV-movies and twelve films, I wanted to tell a longer story for once.’

Multiple Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke is lining up his first TV series, partnering with FremantleMedia’s Ufa Fiction on the 10-part drama Kelvin’s Book.

The story takes place in a dystopian world set in the near future and is understood will reflect on the digital age. Nico Hofmann and Benjamin Benedict will serve as executive producers on the series for Ufa Fiction.

“After ten TV-movies and twelve films, I wanted to tell a longer story for once,” Haneke said.

Haneke won consecutive Palme d’Or awards for The White Ribbon and Amour, which won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for best foreign-language film, and won two BAFTA awards. The White Ribbon earned two Oscar nods. Haneke’s credits include Funny Games, The Piano Teacher and Caché.

“No contemporary director has moved and inspired memore than Michael Haneke,” Ufa CEO Hofmann
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‘Hard Sun': How David Bowie Inspired Hulu’s Apocalypse Drama

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‘Hard Sun': How David Bowie Inspired Hulu’s Apocalypse Drama
David Bowie may be gone, but he is still having a profound affect on the planet. Seriously, he was the catalyst for Hulu’s version of Armageddon. At least, that’s what “Hard Sun” creator Neil Cross said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday. When Cross was asked about the timeline for the first season of the pre-apocalyptic drama, and what the time frame for the entire series might be, he immediately responded with an overwhelmed, “oh no,” before launching into a muddled explanation. When Cross finally landed on the length of Season 1 being “12 weeks, 3 months, yeah,...
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‘Hard Sun’ Creator Neil Cross: “Apocalyptic Dramas Are Essentially Reassuring” — TCA

There is a simple reason why shows like The Walking Dead are so captivating, according to Neil Cross, creator and Ep of Hulu’s new drama Hard Sun. “I think all apocalyptic dramas are essentially reassuring, they're not really about destruction,” he said at TCA on Sunday. “We always assume that we're the ones who survive and these stories are more transformational than destructive. They afford us an opportunity to imagine ourselves stripped of the day-to-day…
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Luther: Season Five; Idris Elba Begins Filming BBC America Series (Photos, Vid)

Di John Luther is back on the job. BBC America has released set photos from the fifth season of its Luther TV show. Production on season five of the British crime drama from Neil Cross began on January 10th, in London. Star Idris Elba also released a brief video greeting from his first day back on the series. Check it out, below. Luther stars Elba in the title role. Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, and Patrick Malahide are returning for the four-part season five. Black Mirror's Wunmi Mosaku joins the BBC America series, as new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday. The Luther season five premiere date is still Tbd. When we know more, you will, too. Read More…
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Idris Elba Teases New Season of ‘Luther': ‘It’s Good to Be Back’ (Video)

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Idris Elba Teases New Season of ‘Luther': ‘It’s Good to Be Back’ (Video)
Idris Elba teased his return to “Luther” on Twitter on Wednesday with a short video from his first day back on set. “It’s good to be back in London, back in the coat,” he wrote, accompanied by a video of himself in costume. A fifth season of the British crime drama was announced last June, with Elba and series creator Neil Cross both slated to return. In the four-part season, Elba’s John Luther will investigate a series of killings with new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday. The official synopsis promises that the character will “face the ghosts of his own past “he must choose...
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Idris Elba begins filming on Luther series 5, synopsis released

The BBC has announced that filming is underway on the fifth series of Luther, which sees Idris Elba returning to his iconic role as Di John Luther.

“It’s good to be back in London, back in the coat,” said Elba, with creator Neil Cross adding that: “We missed John Luther. We missed some old friends. And we wanted to make the biggest, scariest, darkest, most thrilling series of Luther there’s ever been. So that’s what we’ve come back to do.”

Here’s the official synopsis for the fifth series:

When the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new nightmare, Dci John Luther must once again confront the depths of human depravity.

As a series of monstrous killings becomes ever more audacious, Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday are confounded by a tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an unspeakable horror.
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Idris Elba’s ‘Luther’ Casts BAFTA Winner Wunmi Mosaku (Exclusive)

Idris Elba’s ‘Luther’ Casts BAFTA Winner Wunmi Mosaku (Exclusive)
Wunmi Mosaku, who won a BAFTA last year for her performance in BBC’s “Damilola, Our Loved Boy,” will join Idris Elba in the fifth season of Emmy-nominated crime drama “Luther,” which has started shooting in London.

Elba, who won a Golden Globe and SAG Award for the role, returns as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in the series created by Emmy-nominated Neil Cross and produced by BBC Studios. Mosaku, who currently can be seen in Jack Thorne’s “Kiri” on Britain’s Channel 4 and “The End of the F—ing World” on Netflix, plays new recruit Detective Sgt. Catherine Halliday in “Luther.” Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide return in the four-part season as detective superintendents Martin Schenk, Benny Silver and George Cornelius.

The coat is back: @idriselba shoots series five #Luther @BBCOne, with new cast member @wunmo playing D.S. Catherine Halliday – https://t.co/IR0hlJQQ9J pic.twitter.com/T1LyV
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Hard Sun review: an apocalyptic, gutsy drama from the creator of Luther

Featuring hacktivists, police investigating other police and global cover-ups, Neil Cross’s new drama packed more into its opening episode than most series do

Luther’s creator, Neil Cross, does not like viewers to feel safe in their own homes. The man who brought us killers lurking under the bed and other urban legend-style horror shows, has turned his attention to the apocalypse, with the ridiculously gripping and often plain ridiculous Hard Sun (BBC One, Saturday). It begins with a woman, played by former model Agyness Deyn, being attacked in her gorgeously grimy house (all flats and houses in Luther, too, are worth a feature in World of Interiors magazine, even when they’re supposed to be hovels). It’s brutal, gruesome and an oddly one-sided fight; the gas is turned on, a match is lit and, as the flames begin to lick towards the living room, it all looks
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Hard Sun: a case of overcaffeinated, blood-soaked nonsense

Like a police drama written with Cop Shows for Dummies, the BBC show isn’t entirely bad – it just isn’t very good

London, the present day, and the air is thick with dread. A lone woman sits in an office looking aghast at an image on a computer screen. It’s a live link to the sun in closeup. We know this because the screen says “Live Link”. It also says “Top Secret”, which seems hopeful given that the sun isn’t something you can just pop in a drawer so no one will see it. But no matter. Her desk is strewn with files also stamped with “Secret”; the soundtrack groans ominously.

Behold the pre-apocalyptic cop thriller that is Hard Sun (Saturday, 9.35pm, BBC One), written by Luther creator Neil Cross, in which Earth is overheating and environmental catastrophe is unavoidable. Cross has said he was inspired to
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Nintendo Switch: firm expects to sell 20 million units in 2018

Matthew Byrd Jan 3, 2018

After a successful first year, Nintendo expects to sell 20 million more Switch consoles in 2018...

The Nintendo Switch is already a runaway success by just about any metric, but it seems that Nintendo isn't quite ready to rest on the console's laurels. 

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In an interview with Kyoto Shimbun - as translated by wccftech - Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima revealed that the company expects to sell an additional 20 million Nintendo Switches during the 2018 fiscal year. Kimishima stated that this ambitious projection is based on the fact that the Switch's sales figures thus far have exceeded all of the company's expectations. 

Still, that 20 million unit estimate is significant for quite a few reasons. First off, the latest round of sales reports indicates that over 10 million Nintendo Switches have been sold thus far. It's
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28 British TV dramas to watch in 2018

Rob Leane Jan 2, 2018

Wondering what to watch? Here’s our rundown of 2018’s new British dramas...

As we surge into 2018, the impressive amount of top-quality dramas emanating from our home-grown channels is showing no signs of decreasing.

There are plentiful programmes you’ll want to watch and/or record for later, as Britain’s best broadcasters battle it out for your attention and affections. Here, then, is a big long list of shows to look forward to in 2018...

McMafia

Filmmakers Hossein Amini (Drive, Our Kind Of Traitor) and James Watkins (Eden Lake, The Woman In Black) team up for AMC and the BBC’s glossy gangster miniseries McMafia. Inspired by Misha Glenny’s based-on-truth book of the same name, the series centres on Alex Godman, the British-raised son of a Russian crime boss, who struggles to escape his family’s dark history. James Norton stars as Alex, and the series
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First trailer for Luther creator’s new “pre-apocalyptic” crime drama Hard Sun

BBC One and Hulu have released a first trailer for Luther creator Neil Cross’ latest series, the “pre-apocalyptic crime drama” Hard Sun.

Penned by cross and directed by Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones), the series stars Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess as Detective Inspector Elaine Renko and Detective Chief Inspector Charlie Hicks, two London police officers in a world heading towards the apocalypse.

Hicks is a family man and a great, committed officer. He’s also profoundly corrupt. Renko is a difficult and damaged, but utterly incorruptible officer. Thus, the two cops stand on different ends of the social and moral spectrum and also seriously distrust one other – and for good reason. But they must somehow learn to work together if they’re going to survive until the end of the world.

Hard Sun will premiere on BBC One on January 6th 2018 in the UK and on Hulu on March 7th in the States.
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‘Hard Sun’ Trailer: Hulu Detective Show Has Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn Racing to Cancel the Apocalypse

‘Hard Sun’ Trailer: Hulu Detective Show Has Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn Racing to Cancel the Apocalypse
British detective shows and apocalyptic dramas: two great tastes that taste great together. At least from the looks of “Hard Sun,” the newest series from Hulu and the BBC, that combination might work well in the new year.

Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn star as a pair of detectives stuck in a race against the clock, as they’re caught in a prophetic scheme that proves the world will end in five years. It’s the kind of fatalist-adjacent premise you’d expect from Neil Cross, the writer/creator of “Luther,” a show that saw its share of twisted inevitabilities. (Nikki Amuka-Bird, another “Luther” vet, pops up here on screen as well.)

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Deyn last starred in Terence Davies’ “Sunset Song,” while Sturgess is making his TV return after 2016’s AMC series “Feed the Beast.
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BBC One and Hulu’s ‘Hard Sun’ Trailer Shows Jim Sturgess & Agyness Deyn As Detectives In Pre-Apocalyptic London

BBC One and Hulu have released the first trailer for six-part "pre-apocalyptic" crime drama Hard Sun. The show, which stars Agyness Deyn as Detective Inspector Elaine Renko and Jim Sturgess Detective Chief Inspector Charlie Hicks, who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to certain destruction. The thriller, created by Luther creator Neil Cross and produced by Euston Films, will launch first on the British pubcaster…
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‘Hard Sun’ Trailer: Jim Sturgess & Agyness Deyn Face The End Of The World

While you keep waiting for that much discussed “Luther” movie to happen, the show’s creator, Neil Cross is busy with a new small screen series, “Hard Sun.”

Starring Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn, the six-part series is set in a post-apocalyptic London, where a couple of cops have to race against the clock as the world drifts closer to the end.

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Neil Cross has received the John Carpenter seal of approval for his Escape from New York script

Back in 2016 it was revealed that Luther creator Neil Cross had been tapped to pen the reboot/prequel to John Carpenter’s Escape from New York, and now Cross has provided an update on the project during an interview with Deadline, revealing that his script has received the seal of approval from Carpenter himself.

Robert Rodriguez is attached to direct and it’s looking good and exciting. It was quite a challenging script, it’s a challenging thing to reinvent. One of the most terrifying sentences I’ve ever heard in my life is ‘we’ve given the script to John Carpenter’. I crawled around for three days thinking ‘oh my god’ but we got John Carpenter’s seal of approval. He approved it and that’s all I need. You never quite know [if it’s done] but I might need to do some rewrites and do some nip and tuck but in the first approximation,
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Agyness Deyn’s first TV drama is an end of the world, buddy police drama

The model turned actor reveals why she was drawn to play a cop with a cause in Hard Sun, the BBC’s new dystopian series

She has won rave reviews for her intense performances in independent films such as Electricity and Sunset Song. Now model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn is to star in her first television role playing Elaine Renko, an enigmatic cop with a damaged past in the pre-apocalyptic drama Hard Sun, a new thriller from Luther creator Neil Cross.

“One of the things that really drew me to the part was the chance to play a woman who is enigmatic and strong-willed but without the sexual projections that such roles usually have,” Deyn told the Observer. “Renko is driven by the need to do what she knows is right. She’d probably rather have a fight than an intimate conversation. She’s doing everything for a cause.”

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