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.
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.