Set in the majestic Canadian Rockies and starring BAFTA award-winning Tim Roth and six-time Emmy award nominee Christina Hendricks, TIN STAR tells the story of Jim Worth, a former British detective now small town police chief who brings his family to the tiny and tranquil town of Little Big Bear for a better life.
When a vast industrial facility opens nearby and their new home is flooded with migrant workers looking for drugs, gambling and prostitution, Jim has to work hard to protect his family and the town from organized crime - and then crime strikes back. And when Jim's family suffers a shocking tragedy, old, dark and dangerous secrets surface. We discover that Jim is not the man we think he is but is, in fact, Jack – the professional name for his alcoholic alter-ego: an undercover cop with a violent past and a long list of enemies; a man more unpredictable, more charismatic and infinitely more menacing than Jim.
Part drama, part thriller, and part dark comedy, TIN STAR is a brain-rattling, heart-wrenching rollercoaster ride that grabs you by the guts from the start and never lets you go. Written and created by BAFTA award-winning writer/director Rowan Joffe (28 WEEKS LATER, THE AMERICAN) and produced by award-winning Kudos (HUMANS, BROADCHURCH), the series boasts stunning performances from Tim Roth (THE HATEFUL EIGHT), Christina Hendricks (MAD MEN), and local actor Christopher Heyerdahl (HELL ON WHEELS).
Filmed in and around Calgary with plenty of local cast and crew, the series highlights the beautiful landscapes of Alberta – and also holds the distinction of being the first series to use the Calgary Film Centre as a shooting location. The screening of the first two episodes of the 10-part series will be followed by an extended Q&A with cast and crew, details TBA.