Chloe Sevigny playing a transgender hit
woman in the UK drama Hit and Miss will have its Stateside
premiere on July 11.
DIRECTV's Audience Network will
broadcast the 6-episode drama.
The 37-year-old Sevigny, who found
herself unemployed after HBO canceled Big Love last
year, plays Mia in Paul Abbott's (Shameless, State of Play)
“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,” the show's
description reads. “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.”
Sevigny's breakthrough role was playing
Lana Tisdel, a woman who falls in love with Brandon Teena, a
transgender man who is brutally murdered, in the 1999 biopic Boys
Don't Cry. She earned her first Oscar nomination for her
Hit and Miss is the first
original series commissioned by recently-launched satellite channel
Sky Atlantic in Britain.
Sevigny has previously talked
about her lesbian fan base. And in a recent Entertainment
Weekly interview, she said she was “flattered” by a
recurring series of videos spoofing her fashionable image.