DIRECTV’s Audience Network heats up this summer with the U.S. premiere of the highly anticipated drama Hit and Miss, starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Chloë Sevigny. The new series will premiere as part of a new Wednesday night summer programming block on Wednesday, July 11 at 10 pm ET/PT, immediately following the season five premiere of the award-winning, critically acclaimed legal thriller, Damages, starring Emmy Award-winner Glenn Close and Emmy Award-nominee Rose Byrne.
Hit and Miss, from Paul Abbott, creator of Shameless and State of Play, is a high concept and ambitious new series that follows Chloë Sevingy as Mia, a contract killer with a secret: she’s a transgender woman. Mia’s life is sent into a tailspin when she receives a letter from an ex-girlfriend dying from cancer revealing that Mia fathered a son eleven years ago. Faced with a difficult decision, Mia becomes the guardian to a new family forcing her to mix her killer instincts with her newly developing maternal instincts.
Hit and Miss tells the story of a lethal killer at the heart of a troubled family and how all of their lives will be dramatically changed forever. Hit and Miss is the first original series commissioned by Sky Atlantic in the UK and is a co-production made by Abbott’s production and development company, AbbottVision, and Red Production Company. The series is the latest project to come out of FremantleMedia Enterprises’ first look distribution deal with AbbottVision.