TIM ROTH SAYS IMPROV-HEAVY ALBERTA SHOOT FOR TIN STAR WAS TOUGH BUT REWARDING

“Your film crews up there are like sharpshooters, they’re incredible,” he says. Production of Season 2 stretched from February to August of last year in Calgary, High River and Kananaskis

Tim Roth in the Season 2 of Tin Star. Courtesy, Amazon Prime Video.

There is a recurring visual theme in the first couple of episodes of Tin Star’s sophomore season.

It’s of the Worth family trudging separately and desperately through deep snow and howling winds in the Alberta mountains.

That includes split-personality dad Jim/Jack (Tim Roth), mom Angela (Genevieve O’Reilly) and daughter Anna (Abigail Lawrie). They are all confused, angry and in deep peril after the dramatic events that occurred during Season 1. As fans know, it ended in a fit of heightened family dysfunction when a shootout that seemed to end with Anna gunning down her dad as revenge for killing her would-be boyfriend Simon/Whitey (Oliver Coopersmith), who himself was revealed to be the Season 1 killer of Anna’s little brother Petey.

Season 2, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video, picks up exactly at that point. Given that he has been front-and-centre in the trailers for the new season, it’s not really a spoiler to report that Roth’s alcoholic police chief Jim Worth, and his violent alter ego Jack Devlin, survived the ordeal. But his family doesn’t know this at first. Anna takes off into the wilderness. Angela takes off after her. Eventually, Jim/Jack takes off after them both.

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