According to scientific sources, the sun won't swell up, explode, and destroy our planet for at least a few billion years. In the world of Hard Sun, the upcoming Hulu series, the Earth's only got five years until that unsavory event happens.
Created by Neil Cross (Luther), the conspiracy-thriller series is set in London and follows two cops, played by Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess, who stumble upon a cover-up involving the explosion of the sun in five years' time. While the show's first season of six episodes already aired on the BBC in January, it'll be making its U.S. debut next month.
On Friday, Hulu unveiled a new trailer for Hard Sun that is appropriately set to the song "Five Years" by David Bowie. At the TCA press tour last month, Cross said that the show was inspired by the track from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
Mysterious deaths, torture, and religion weave in and out of the trailer, which teases some incredibly intense performances from Deyn and Sturgess.
And here's a brand-new poster for the show as well:
"It’s grounded in science, but it’s metaphorical," Cross said at the TCA panel. "What drove the notion that we are generally living in a pre-apocalyptic time. We’re in an uncontrolled skid. We genuinely won’t know where we will be or what we will look like in a decade. I think all apocalyptic dramas are essentially reassuring. We always assume we are the ones who will survive. These stories are more transformational and imagine ourselves stripped of day-to-day worries and allow us to imagine our essential selves. Facing an enormity, we will find we are brave and able, and can face the oncoming terror for those we love."
Hard Sun will doom the Earth on March 7.