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
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
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.