Ian Hart, Tanya Moodie, Joanne Whalley & Kerrie Hayes Join Sky Atlantic’s ‘Tin Star’

Ian Hart (Boardwalk Empire, Harry Potter), Tanya Moodie (A Discovery of Witches, Sherlock), Joanne Whalley (The Edge of Darkness, The White Princess) and Kerrie Hayes (Little Boy Blue, The Mill) have joined the cast of Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star for its third and final season.

Created by Rowan Joffe, Tin Star tells the story of Jim Worth, an ex-Metropolitan police detective who has moved with his family to the Rocky Mountains to start a new life as a local police chief in an idyllic rural community.The drama series is produced by Kudos and Gaumont UK and stars Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly, and Abigail Lawrie.

Season three picks up after Jack and Angela revealed the truth to their daughter Anna. Thousands of miles away from the Rocky vista of Canadian town, Little Big Bear, Jack, Angela and Anna return to the UK twenty years after leaving to confront the sinister truth they ran from. The secrets they hold threaten a group of dangerous criminals who are still operating in the city. Jack, Angela and Anna will stop at nothing to defeat their common enemy.

Ian Hart has been cast as Michael Ryan, Merseyside’s most successful crime boss who can smell the law through concrete walls and across county lines which is why he remains un-convicted of any major drugs related crime; Tanya Moodie as Catherine McKenzie who was Jack’s handler twenty years ago when he was undercover for the Met assigned to infiltrate organized crime in Liverpool and in particular, Michael Ryan; Joanne Whalley as Mary, part police informant, part community activist; and Kerrie Hayes as DI Sarah Lunt, a highly trained officer who looks up to Catherine and is an asset to any police force.

Production on season three is now underway in Liverpool. The executive producers are Alison Jackson, Paul Gilbert and Rowan Joffe. Angus Lamont is the series producer. The third season was commissioned by Sky’s Director of Drama Cameron Roach and Director of Programmes for Sky Entertainment UK & Ireland Zai Bennett. Endemol Shine International and Sky Vision handle global sales.

“We’re thrilled to be filming this final chapter of Tin Star in Liverpool”, said Cameron Roach, Director of Drama at Sky. “The impassioned performances from Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie combined with the exciting casting of Merseyside’s own Ian Hart alongside Tanya Moodie, Joanne Whalley and Kerrie Hayes will bring to life the most intriguing and suspenseful series yet.”