Chloe Sevigny playing a transgender hit woman in the UK drama Hit & Miss will have its U.S. premier on DIRECTV's Audience Network on Wednesday, July 11.

In the 6-episode series from creator Paul Abbott (Shameless, State of Play), the 37-year-old Sevigny, who found herself unemployed after HBO canceled Big Love last year, plays Mia.

According to the show's description, Mia finds out that she fathered a son eleven years ago and her former girlfriend is dying from cancer.

“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.”

A teaser clip for the high-concept series released this week mixes images of Mia singing a lullaby as she sits on the edge of a child's bed and with those of the contract killer knocking off three men. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Hit & Miss is the first original series commissioned by recently-launched satellite channel Sky Atlantic in Britain.