Dennis Quaid and former Shield star Michael Chiklis stars in tonight's new Sky Atlantic US drama Vegas.

Set in 1960, the bright lights are barely broken-in but Las Vegas is already brimming with high-rollers, showgirls and partygoers looking for a good time.

Among them is troublesome Chicago gangster Vincent Savino (Chiklis), who has opened up the latest grand casino on the Strip.

His presence is welcomed by the top brass in the city, but rancher and former cop Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid), ses him as just another nuisance ruining this once-quiet corner of Nevada.

But when a dead body turns up on the interstate highway and the incumbent sheriff is nowhere to be found, mayor Ted Bennett (Michael O’Neill) calls on his buddy Lamb for help.

Vegas, 10.00pm, Sky Atlantic