Sky Atlantic take transgender lead with Hit and Miss

Sky Atlantic launch their first UK original drama Hit and Miss next month, the broadcaster has announced.

Created by Paul Abbott and written by Sean Conway, it stars Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Chloë Sevigny as Mia, a contract killer who is hiding the fact she’s a transgender woman.

“Train. Kill. Receive payment. Repeat. This has been the routine of Mia’s existence ever since she was taken into the criminal underworld, and transformed into a sharp-shooting assassin. Fate, however, ensures things don’t stay the same for long, and the arrival of a bombshell-laden letter from her ex, Wendy, changes Mia’s life forever.” Sky say.

Hit and Miss is about family, sexual identity and the highs and lows of being a parent the producer state. The six part series follows Mia’s attempts to mix her killer instincts with her new maternal ones and her search for identity.

The drama begins on Sky Atlantic in late May 2012.