Batley writer’s Sky premiere

Hit and Miss'Specials''Group Shot''�Matt Holyoak/Sky Atlantic Nov 2011
Hit and Miss'Specials''Group Shot''�Matt Holyoak/Sky Atlantic Nov 2011

A DRAMA series penned by a Batley man will make its debut on Sky Atlantic next week.

Sean Conway wrote all six episodes of assassin thriller Hit and Miss, an original idea by Shameless creator Paul Abbott.

Sean, originally from Healey and a former Batley Grammar pupil, will gather with friends and family at his sister’s pub – the Butchers Arms in Staincliffe – on Tuesday to see his work brought to life on screen.

He said: “I’m a little bit nervous, but more excited than nervous.

Hit and Miss is the first British drama that Sky Atlantic has done so it’s been exciting to be given the opportunity and that they have the confidence it will stand up against other shows.”

The series centres around assassin and transgender woman Mia, played by Hollywood actress Chloe Sevigny, whose world changes after she is contacted by a former lover.

The 32-year-old was asked to write the series at AbbottVision studios in Manchester, and is also working with Abbott on Shameless’ 10th series, due next year.

“It’s been nice working with him again,” he said.

“It feels a long time since I wrote Hit and Miss, I’ve got a lot of other projects in the pipeline.”

The film studies graduate has been making frequent trips to Los Angeles to meet with Hollywood producers in a bid to secure more writing work.

“I had a meeting with George Clooney’s producers,” he said.

“I spoke to George Clooney briefly. It’s really cool, to get some work out there would be brilliant.”

Sean said Sky Atlantic seemed keen to air a second season of Hit and Miss, putting his work alongside the channel’s internationally popular shows including Game of Thrones and The Sopranos.

Hit and Miss begins on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday at 10pm.