Every so often a series sneaks under the radar, especially when it comes to online streaming services. Channel 4 is putting a lot of original series on its All4 site; some under the Walter Presents, some with under no banner at all.
Harry – from New Zealand – is one such series.
Which is a shame because it’s got a great cast and a great set-up.
Still grieving his wife’s suicide, Detective Harry Anglesea (Oscar Kightley) returns to Auckland’s Major Crime Unit after bereavement leave in his native Samoa. Although he’s eager to jump back into the job, his self-destructive behavior hints that he may not be ready. His 13-year-old daughter, Mele, is even less ready for life as normal and desperately needs her father’s attention. But Harry and his boss, DSS Jim “Stocks” Stockton (Sam Neill… yes THAT Sam Neill), soon become engrossed in a high-profile case.
Tin Star, Sky’s expensive, entertaining-but-messy Canadian-set crime drama starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks is coming back for a second series, this time adding new cast members.
The first series told the story of a British Police Officer, who becomes the New Chief of Police and moves his family to the Canadian Rockies. But as new faces appear around the sleepy town and a sudden big Oil Company and the promise of big money coming in, the small Canadian town begins to see violence and crime erupt. After tragedy strikes, secrets emerge and the fight begins.
Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks are set to return for a second season of Sky’s original crime drama “Tin Star,” the satcaster has confirmed. The cast for the 10-part second series, which will air in 2019, will also include Irish actor John Lynch, Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca and Canadian actress Jenessa Grant.
Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie will also return for the second season, which is currently filming in Calgary, Canada.
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