Following a fatal shooting at a remote petrol station, local man Llew Morris is identified as the chief suspect. Determined to find the killer, DCI Mathias and DI Rhys visit the house where Llew grew up and make a gruesome discovery which cements Llew's guilt. Tensions escalate even further when news arrives that Llew's young son has disappeared from his school. Desperate to find the missing boy and his rampaging father, DCI Mathias breaks protocol and sets off into the mountains alone. With the... [see more] clock ticking, Mathias puts his life on the line. Meanwhile, independent investigator John Powell is put under pressure to close the Iwan Thomas case. Part 1 of 2.
HINTERLAND is noir crime drama set in the scenic, centuries-old town of Aberystwyth, Wales. The area is a natural crucible of colliding worlds - a place where history, myth and tradition come face-to-face with modern life - but its panoramic vistas and quaint facade hide a multitude of sins. Into this realm steps the enigmatic DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington - Poldark), a brilliant but troubled man on the run from his past. Together with his equally intelligent and complex partner DI Mared Rhys (Mali Harries - Foyle's War), Mathias tackles mystifying murder cases that take viewers from the windswept sand dunes of the Welsh coastline to the badlands and beyond.