Amazon Takes Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks Revenge Thriller Series 'Tin Star'

Tim Roth

The actor, looking handsome, at the Grace of Monaco film photocall.

Roth stars as former British detective who becomes a small town police chief.

Amazon has picked up exclusive U.S. streaming rights to Tin Star, the upcoming series starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks, and is set to debut the show on Prime Video later this year. 

The 10-parter, written and created by Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later), was produced by Endemol Shine-owned banner Kudos (Broadchurch, Humans) for the U.K.'s Sky Atlantic. 

Part drama, part thriller and part dark comedy, Tin Star tells the story of Jim Worth (Roth), 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. The cast also includes Genevieve O’Reilly (Star Wars, The Honourable Woman), Abigail Lawrie (The Casual Vacancy), Oliver Coopersmith (Dickensian), Christopher Heyerdahl (True Blood), Stephen Walters (Outlander), Ian Puleston-Davies (Marcella), Roark Critchlow (Pretty Little Liars) Sarah Podemski (Cashing In), Ryan Kennedy (Major Crimes) and Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black). 

The show was commissioned for Sky by head of drama Anne Mensah, commissioning editor Cameron Roach and director of Sky Atlantic Zai Bennett. It is executive produced by Alison Jackson (Hunted) and Kudos CEO Diederick Santer (Grantchester) and produced by Jonathan Curling (The Secret) for Kudos. 

Tin Star is jointly distributed by Endemol Shine International and Sky Vision and will air on Sky Atlantic in the U.K. later in 2017.