Actress Chloe Sevigny is returning to familiar territory in playing transgender in the upcoming UK drama Hit and Miss, Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood reported.

The 36-year-old Sevigny, who found herself unemployed when HBO canceled Big Love earlier this year, will take on the role of Mia in Paul Abbott's (Shameless) new 6-episode drama.

Mia is “a contract killer with a big secret,” the website reported, “she is a transgender hit man who suddenly finds out that in the previous life has fathered several children.”

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 performance.

The series will broadcast on new satellite channel Sky Atlantic. Pay networks HBO and Showtime, which have ties to Sky Atlantic, have expressed interest in bringing the drama to U.S. viewers.

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.