Hard Sun dropped by BBC One after one series


BBC One has dropped drama Hard Sun after just the one series.

Hard Sun was a pre-apocalyptic crime show set in contemporary London. Charlie Hicks and Elaine Renko were detectives who, while investigating a murder in the inner city, stumbled upon proof that the world faces certain destruction – in five years.

The series starred Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn in the lead roles and aired on BBC One earlier in 2018.

However the BBC has now confirmed the series will not be returning.

A TV insider told The Sun newspaper: “This will be a huge disappointment for all concerned, but particularly for Agyness as this was her first appearance in a major series.

“Though she’s tried to make the jump from modelling to acting with a handful of projects this was her only substantial TV role to date. Following this bad start, it remains to be seen whether she will land another one any time soon.”

A spokesperson for the BBC told the tabloid: “We sometimes have to make difficult decisions to make room for new shows.

“Hard Sun won’t be returning for a second series.”

If you missed the original series, you can watch it online.

In the six part season, Hicks and Renko find themselves pursued by ruthless Security Service operatives, who are trying to kill them in order to keep secret the truth about the mysterious cosmic event. The pair must use every bit of their ingenuity to protect themselves and those they love.

When the classified dossier is made public the government quickly discredits the story as a hoax and fear largely subsides. But the story never entirely goes away. Hard Sun is still out there – in a thousand online forums, supported by conspiracy theorists and the dispossessed on the fringes of society and the internet.

And as the murderers, the abusers, the serial killers, the cult leaders start to come out of the woodwork, it’s up to Hicks and Renko to take them down. But what does justice mean in the face of Armageddon?