Chloe Sevigny plays a transgender hit woman in the UK drama Hit & Miss – you can watch the first episode for free before it airs.

Hit & Miss, the first original series commissioned by recently-launched satellite channel Sky Atlantic in Britain, will have its US premiere on DIRECTV's Audience Network on Wednesday, July 11.

The 37-year-old Sevigny (Big Love) plays Mia in the 6-episode series from creator Paul Abbott (Shameless, State of Play).

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.”

In the show's trailer, we see Mia telling a handsome man, “I'm not like other other women,” and the man responding, “That's why I like you.” And after a man says, “You're like a machine, Mia,” we see the contract killer knocking off three men.

Watch the first episode now – 2 weeks before it airs – on DIRECTV's YouTube channel.