From the windswept sand dunes of the coastline to the badlands of the hinterland, Aberystwyth is the perfect setting for this detective drama series. A place that lives by its own rules: a natural crucible of colliding worlds where history and myth meet the modern and contemporary. Blood, soil and belonging. This is Hinterland. Into this world steps DCI Tom Mathias. On the run from his past, a brilliant but troubled man. Having abandoned his life in London, he isolates himself on the outskirts of town – a town filled with secrets as dark and destructive as his own.
Mathias is partnered with DI Mared Rhys. Intelligent and complex, she is a mother wiser than her 33 years suggests. Together, enigmatic outsider Mathias and hometown girl Mared form an engaging relationship.
Mathias is at the heart of every story. He is a man we instinctively trust, a man who knows that the key to solving the ultimate anti-social crime, murder, lies not where you look for truth, but how you look. This is a detective drama with pace, poetry and scale. A series of four two hour films with stories that are original and local, yet timeless and universal.
Fiction Factory has firmly established itself as a creator of innovative, popular and award-winning drama across all genres from feature film to returning series.
Since 2002 it has produced over 200 hours of prime time drama for all the major UK broadcasters with worldwide distribution to over ninety countries with partners All3Media, Freemantle, Passion and Netflix.
It has garnered over 100 nominations and awards Including BAFTA, Rose D’Or, Golden Nymph and New York Television. Its back catalogue includes A Mind to Kill, Satellite City, Fallen Sons, China, The Price/Y Pris, Cwmgiedd/Colombia and Pen Talar. Recent work includes the hugely successful and critically acclaimed crime drama Hinterland/Y Gwyll (available worldwide on Netflix) and its precinct Drama for S4C - Gwaith/Cartref (now on its ninth series).