Wednesday, February 18, 2009

From Life on Mars to Ashes To Ashes

U.S. Premiere

BBC AMERICA’s inventive and acclaimed police hit drama Life on Mars transported a modern day cop back to the ‘70s. Now the eagerly awaited sequel, Ashes to Ashes, finds hard-nosed Detective Chief Inspector Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister, Life on Mars, Cranford) taking on London’s criminal scum in the ‘80s.

Hunt is joined by sexy psychological profiler, Detective Inspector Alex Drake from 2008, played by Keeley Hawes (MI-5), who finds herself stuck back in 1981 having been shot. Frustrated by each other’s stubbornness, the friction between Alex and Gene heats up and as the two titans collide, it becomes apparent there is more than just a professional tension emerging. Hunt’s faithful sidekicks, a newly permed Detective Sergeant Ray Carling (Dean Andrews, Life On Mars) and the overly cautious Detective Constable Chris Skelton (Marshall Lancaster, Life On Mars), are also along for the ride.

Ashes to Ashes premieres Saturday, March 7, 2009 9 p.m. ET/PT.