It's been over a year since SkyAtlantic has launched and it's been an interesting year. Not only has the station given us the UK rights to shows such as Boardwalk Empire, Game Of Thrones and Blue Bloods and reran classic shows such as The X Files, The Wire, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos but now it's giving us their own drama in the former of Hit And Miss.
Starring former Big Love (also airing on SkyAtlantic) actress, Chloe Sevigny, the show centres on a hitwoman named Mia who is also revealed to be a pre-op transsexual and when she isn't putting bullets into her targets, Mia also discovers that she's fathered an 11 year old son with her ex-girlfriend Wendy, who is dying of cancer.
I have to admit that despite my confidence in Paul Abbot, I did initially fear this would be a bit on the gimmicky end of the scale but the trailer released a few weeks back has shown that it might be a series definitely worth giving a go. It's certainly got Abbot's trademark stamp all over it and it's nice to see SkyAtlantic branch out with their own dramas as well.
Hit & Miss Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WkBB2JZxT8&feature=player_embedded
Press Release: http://skyatlantic.sky.com/new-drama-chloe-sevigny-to-star-in-hit-and-miss
Hit & Miss will premiere on SkyAtlantic from May 2012.