Filming has begun on Season 2 of Sky Atlantic’s original drama Tin Star.
Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie are reprising their roles in the series, which was one of Sky’s best-performing original shows last year, with more than 16 million downloads and views. The revenge drama follows police chief Jim Worth (Tim Roth), who starts a new life with his beloved wife Angela (Genevieve O’Reilly) and their daughter Anna (Abigail Lawrie) in the peace and quiet of the remote Rocky Mountains. However, the tranquillity is short-lived, as the arrival of huge numbers of workers from a new oil refinery leads to a wave of drugs, prostitution and organised crime.
The second series picks up where we left our anarchic and unlikely hero, cut off in the remote Rockies wilderness with his shell-shocked family.
John Lynch (The Fall, Sliding Doors), Anamaria Marinca (The Missing, Mars) and Jenessa Grant (The Handmaid’s Tale) will join the all-star line-up for the new run, with Lynch playing Pastor John and Anamaria Marinca playing his wife, Sarah, alongside Jenessa Grant as their daughter, Rosa. They are a God-fearing family hidden with the Ammonites – a religious community close to Little Big Bear. However, the peaceful prairie family are harbouring secrets of their own…
Tin Star creator Rowan Joffe and executive producer Alison Jackson say: “We are thrilled to be given a further opportunity to delve deeper into the characters we had such fun with in series one. A second series of Tin Star lets us build on the established world of Little Big Bear, but also gives the audience a glimpse of another intriguing community and provides us with a family who are strangely unsettling for our hero Jim Worth. We are delighted that John, Anamaria and Jenessa have joined our wonderful cast.”
The 10-part second series, which is now filming in Calgary, Canada, is scheduled to air in 2019 exclusively on Sky and TV streaming service NOW TV.
Tin Star renewed for Season 2
5th September 2017
Tin Star has already been renewed for a second season, before the first has even aired.
The Sky Original, which stars Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks, is a revenge drama about police chief Jim Worth, who starts a new life with his beloved wife and children in the peace and quiet of the remote Rocky Mountains. However, the tranquillity is short-lived, as the arrival of huge numbers of workers from a new oil refinery leads to a wave of drugs, prostitution and organised crime. This coincides with the murder of one of Jim’s family. His obsessive quest to find the truth behind this mysterious killing drives a story about love, corruption and grief.
Penned by BAFTA award-winning writer and director Rowan Joffe, Season 2 will continue the dark story of a man split in two by his past and present.
Anne Mensah, head of drama, Sky, says: “When Tin Star launches this week, Sky Atlantic viewers will not only experience a hugely powerful tale of revenge with captivating, uncompromising characters, but will be left in no doubt as to why a second series was an absolute must. Our huge thanks to Rowan, Tim, Alison, Diederick and the whole cast and crew for this outstanding series.”
The good news is that viewers who tune in later this week won’t have to wait to find out how the story unfolds, with all 10 episodes of Tin Star available on-demand from Thursday 7th September, alongside the broadcast of Episode 1.