The killing of a local minister leads DCI Tom Mathias and DS Mared Rhys to a remote community in the mountains. Confronted by a family in grief as well as neighboring residents in a state of shock, they must tread carefully as they investigate the life and violent death of the troubled victim. As the case unfolds, DS Sian Owens is charged with leading a separate investigation into the recent attack on Mathias; an attack that left his home destroyed and his skull split open. DS Owens' investigation... [see more] is an unwelcome distraction for Mathias, and he struggles to keep his emotions in check as the two cases collide. 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.