„Merciless sun„(English Hard Sun) is a pre-apocalyptic British drama television series starring Agness Dean and Jim Sturgess. All episodes were written by Neil Cross and directed by Brian Kirk. The series on BBC One in the UK on 6 January 2018; on the Hulu service in the United States, the premiere is for March 7, 2018. On the day of the UK premiere, all episodes were made available on BBC iPlayer.On August 15, 2018, the series was canceled after one season.PlotDuring the investigation into the circumstances of the death of a young hacker guy, two London police inspectors Charlie Hicks and Elaine Renko get information about the impending apocalypse. This data is not intended for publicity and the government is trying with all its might to interfere with the police. The spreading rumors about the imminent end of the world provoke some people to commit terrible acts. Charlie, fearing for the future of his family, is ready to make a deal with the special services, while Renko, who some time ago almost died at the hands of her own psycho son. ready to fight, at the same time she is forced to conduct a secret investigation against Hicks, suspected of corruption. Only a few years remain until the end of the world.CastAgness Dean as Detective Inspector Elaine RenkoJim Sturgess – Chief Detective Inspector Charlie HicksNikki Amooka-Bird – Grace Morrigan, MI5 Senior Officer – Detective / Chief Superintendent Roland BellChuk Sibtain as Detective Sergeant Herbie SarafyanAdrian Rawlins as Detective Sergeant George MooneyOwine Arthur as Detective Sergeant Keith GreenerJojo Macari – Daniel RenkoLorraine Burrows – Simone HicksDermot Crowley – Father Dennis ChampanRichard Coyle – Tom BlackwoodWarada Setu – Detective Sergeant Mishal AliAqueli Roach – Will BenedettiEisling Bea – Marie ButlerTamara Smart – Hayley HicksProductionThe series was commissioned in December 2015 by BBC One for co-production with American service Hulu.