Airdate: Hit & Miss

Next week ABC2 screens one of the most original dramas you’ll see this year, Hit & Miss.

Chloe Sevigny (Big Love, Boys Don’t Cry) stars as a transgender contract killer who learns she fathered a son during a previous relationship.

Created by Paul Abbott (Shameless) and written by Sean Conway, this is a 6 part UK drama that brings together two unlikely worlds in an even unlikelier setting, all handled confidently by a strong ensemble.

Highly recommended!

Mia (Chloe Sevigny) is a contract killer with a secret: she’s a transgender woman. After a young life where Mia never quite fitted in, Eddie (Peter Wight), an underworld linchpin, took her under his wing and created a brilliant assassin.

But Mia’s life is turned upside down when she receives a letter from her ex, Wendy, who reveals that she’s dying from cancer – and that when they were together Mia fathered a son, 11-year-old Ryan (Jorden Bennie). Now Mia is his legal guardian.

Travelling to a tiny village in West Yorkshire to see the boy, Mia meets the rest of Wendy’s farmhouse clan: 16-year-old Riley (Karla Crome), 15-year-old Levi (Reece Noi) and six-year-old Leonie (Roma Christensen).

Hit & Miss follows Mia’s attempts to mix her killer instincts with her new maternal ones, in a search for her own identity. A lethal killer at the heart of a troubled family in the middle of nowhere is where the series begins.

9:30pm Monday, 5th November ABC2.

6 Comments:

  1. Thoroughly recommend this show – Chloe was brilliant. Recently read an interview that Chloe gave after filming completed – she said it was the most difficult role she has ever played and that she really struggled with getting herself ready to perform certain parts of her role in Hit and Miss. I was disappointed that it was only made as a ‘one off’ mini series 🙁 It deserved another 6 episodes.

  2. This is a cracker of a show with a truly fantastic performance by Chloe Sevigny. Well paced and compelling. Only downside is that it ends on a cliffhanger. Is ABC2 becoming the Bravo of OZ FTA TV?

  3. Secret Squirrel

    Will def give this a look but does every new program have to be put on a Monday night? Tue 9:30 is a wasteland apart from repeats of QI, it could have gone there; or Fri as hardly anybody’s going to watch it anyway.

  4. Not heard of this before, looks to now be a one off series of just 6 eps, as it was not renewed for a 2nd season. This is good though as you don’t have to worry about a long term commitment and just enjoy the 6 eps that were made.

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