2022 Television

Code 404 – Series 3 – Filming has begun!

We are so excited to see that filming has already begun on Code 404 series 3! The commissioning announcement was made just last week and the cast, creatives, and crew have wasted no time in getting back to work.

Series three welcomes back Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham as the AI-enhanced “supercop” DI John Major and his long-suffering partner DI Roy Carver, along with Anna Maxwell Martin, Rosie Cavaliero, Michelle Greenidge, Richard Gadd, Amanda Payton, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Michael Armstrong. This series also introduces to the cast Vinette Robinson as Professor McAllister and Daniel Lawrence Taylor as journalist Searle.

When one of SIU’s own is murdered, Major and Carver become hellbent on solving the case and proving their worth. But it’s bigger than they thought. Forensic psychologist Professor McAllister is brought in to work the case; but still the killer manages to evade capture and wreak havoc. Can they hunt the killer down before it’s too late?

Code 404 is co-produced by Kudos, part of Banijay UK, and Water & Power Productions and is executive produced by Phil Temple, Tom Miller and Sam Myer. The series is written by Daniel Peak and directed by Al Campbell. The series was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios and Zai Bennett, MD of Content at Sky UK & Ireland and was co-funded by Sky Studios. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handle international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.

Series 2 expected transmission is sometime in 2022. We already cannot wait!!

Catch up on series 1 and 2 now, all episodes available on demand on Sky and streaming service NOW.

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Code 404 Recommissioned for Series 3!

Fantastic news today that Code 404 starring Daniel Mays has been recommissioned for series 3 by Sky!

They’re back to delete crime… Sky Original Code 404 – the futuristic crime-fighting comedy starring Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays and Anna Maxwell Martin – will return for a third series on Sky Comedy and streaming service NOW.

This announcement follows the great success of the first two series of Code 404, with the second series becoming the biggest season launch in the history of the Sky Comedy channel, while the first series of Code 404 was Sky’s fastest binged original comedy boxset ever.

Series three welcomes back Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham as the AI-enhanced “supercop” DI John Major and his long-suffering partner DI Roy Carver, along with Anna Maxwell Martin, Rosie Cavaliero, Michelle Greenidge, Richard Gadd, Amanda Payton, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Michael Armstrong. This series also introduces to the cast Vinette Robinson as Professor McAllister and Daniel Lawrence Taylor as journalist Searle.

When one of SIU’s own is murdered, Major and Carver become hellbent on solving the case and proving their worth. But it’s bigger than they thought. Forensic psychologist Professor McAllister is brought in to work the case; but still the killer manages to evade capture and wreak havoc. Can they hunt the killer down before it’s too late?

Code 404 is co-produced by Kudos, part of Banijay UK, and Water & Power Productions and is executive produced by Phil Temple, Tom Miller and Sam Myer. The series is written by Daniel Peak and directed by Al Campbell. The series was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios and Zai Bennett, MD of Content at Sky UK & Ireland and was co-funded by Sky Studios. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handle international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.

Catch up on series 1 and 2 now, all episodes available on demand on Sky and streaming service NOW.

Filming will begin in due course on series 3 and we expect the release date to be sometime in 2022!

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First Look – Magpie Murders

BritboxUK and Masterpiece PBS have released the first look photos of Magpie Murders including Daniel Mays in character.

Magpie Murders revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, played by Lesley Manville, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript by bestselling mystery writer Alan Conway, featuring Conway’s detective Atticus Pünd – and has little idea it will change her life.

Earlier this year, PBS’ MASTERPIECE and Britbox UK announced that they will co-produce and broadcast Magpie Murders, a new drama based on the bestselling novel written by Anthony Horowitz OBE.

The six-part series is produced by Jill Green and Eleventh Hour Films. Lauded as “a magnificent piece of crime fiction” and “an ingenious novel within a novel” by the Sunday Times (London), Magpie Murders topped multiple best-seller lists including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times and appeared on the year-end Best Books lists of NPR, USA Today and others. Its international awards include the prestigious Macavity Award for Best Novel. A beguiling murder mystery with a solution that will both astonish and shock viewers, the plot of Magpie Murders revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript of author Alan Conway’s latest novel, but has little idea it will change her life.

The television adaptation is scripted by Horowitz, who is known to MASTERPIECE fans for the popular World War II mystery Foyle’s War. MASTERPIECE executive producer Susanne Simpson said, “Anthony Horowitz is a master mystery writer, and Magpie Murders is a beautiful and complex work. Our MASTERPIECE audience will truly enjoy this intriguing story of a mystery within a mystery.” MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.Anthony Horowitz said, “Magpie Murders is my most successful novel and it wasn’t easy to adapt. But I think the result is a completely original drama that will delight and beguile audiences in equal measure.” Jill Green said, “This is an extraordinary and distinctive drama. I don’t think there’s ever been a crime show like it with a strong female lead treading the line between reality and fiction as she fights to uncover the truth.” Magpie Murders is streaming in the U.K. exclusively on BritBox UK. Magpie Murders is an Eleventh Hour Films production for MASTERPIECE and BritBox UK and distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television

Magpie Murders will premiere in 2022!

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Inside No. 9

We are so excited that Daniel Mays has been announced as one of the Inside No. 9 guest stars for series 7, set to premiere in 2022!

Produced by BBC Studios Comedy Productions and broadcast on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, the new series of Inside No. 9 will feature six stand-alone stories, once again inviting viewers into Shearsmith and Pemberton’s world of the extraordinary and macabre.

Headlining series seven are Daniel Mays (Line of Duty, Good Omens), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The OA), Sophie Okonedo (The Escape Artist, Britannia), Jessica Hynes (There She Goes, W1A), Diane Morgan (Mandy, Motherland), Daisy Haggard (Back To Life, Breeders), Annette Badland (EastEnders, Doctor Who), Siobhan Redmond (The Replacement, Unforgotten) and Ron Cook (Hot Fuzz, The Salisbury Poisonings).

Also set to feature in the upcoming series is Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s fellow co-creator, writer and star from The League of Gentlemen, Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Dracula).

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton say: “We hope you’ll join us and another incredible cast of actors for more surprises that will make your jaws drop and spines tingle. Heads might even roll, and if not heads, definitely eyes.“

Gregor Sharp, Commissioning Editor at the BBC, says: “Inside No. 9 is a crown jewel of comedy and we can’t wait to see what twisted gems Reece and Steve have in store for us in the new series.”

Josh Cole, Head of Comedy, BBC Studios Production, says: “It’s a joy to be back in the Inside No. 9 saddle. Reece and Steve are comic masters, and their new scripts are better than ever. Which really is saying something when the last bunch won Best Comedy at the BAFTAs!”

Since its launch in 2014, Inside No. 9 has received widespread critical acclaim and has won an enviable étagère of awards, including the comedy prize at the 2016 Rose d’Or, two RTS Awards and two BAFTA TV Craft Awards (including Comedy Writing), South Bank Show and Writers’ Guild awards. In addition to this, Steve Pemberton won the Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the 2019 BAFTA TV Awards and the series won Best Scripted Comedy at the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards.

All previous episodes of Inside No. 9 are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer and series seven will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in 2022.

Inside No. 9 is a BBC Studios Comedy Production created and written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. The Executive Producers are Josh Cole (Good Omens, Sally4Ever, Crashing) and Adam Tandy (The Thick Of It, Detectorists). The Producer is Kim Crowther (Midsomer Murders, The Worst Witch). The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Gregor Sharp.

Check out the news from Elliot Gonzalez over at I Talk Telly

We will have more on this exciting project for Danny in the near future!

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Daniel Mays Joins the Cast of Magpie Murders

We are happy to announce that Daniel Mays has joined the stellar cast for Magpie Murders the six part series for Masterpiece PBS and Britbox UK and based on the best selling book from Anthony Horowitz. Lesley Manville was previously announced. Additional casting announced includes Tim McMullan -who steps in to replace Timothy Spall who had to step away from the production due to a scheduling conflict. Conleth Hill, plays Alan Conway. Other cast members joining the series include Pippa Haywood and Michael Maloney.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the hugely talented cast of ‘Magpie Murders,’ not least to finally share the screen with the incredible Lesley Manville,” said Daniel Mays. “Anthony Horowitz’ scripts are ingenious. Murder, intrigue with plenty of laughs and tears along the way. I couldn’t put them down. With two timeframes to play in and the actors portraying not one but two roles it presented a wonderful opportunity to create a special piece of television.”

Tim McMullan said: “I’m absolutely loving doing ‘Magpie Murders.’ Anthony has written such a brilliant and beguiling script, full of wit, suspense and murder. It’s an immense privilege to be asked to bring to life the wonderful and enigmatic Atticus Pünd. He’s such a great character to play, I feel very fortunate indeed. To be working with such a talented cast is a total joy, and to be also working with Peter Cattaneo, of whom I’m a long-time fan, is the cherry on the cake.”

Magpie Murders revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, played by Lesley Manville, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript by bestselling mystery writer Alan Conway, featuring Conway’s detective Atticus Pünd – and has little idea it will change her life.

Earlier this year, PBS’ MASTERPIECE and Britbox UK announced that they will co-produce and broadcast Magpie Murders, a new drama based on the bestselling novel written by Anthony Horowitz OBE.

The six-part series is produced by Jill Green and Eleventh Hour Films. Lauded as “a magnificent piece of crime fiction” and “an ingenious novel within a novel” by the Sunday Times (London), Magpie Murders topped multiple best-seller lists including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times and appeared on the year-end Best Books lists of NPR, USA Today and others. Its international awards include the prestigious Macavity Award for Best Novel. A beguiling murder mystery with a solution that will both astonish and shock viewers, the plot of Magpie Murders revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript of author Alan Conway’s latest novel, but has little idea it will change her life.

The television adaptation is scripted by Horowitz, who is known to MASTERPIECE fans for the popular World War II mystery Foyle’s War. MASTERPIECE executive producer Susanne Simpson said, “Anthony Horowitz is a master mystery writer, and Magpie Murders is a beautiful and complex work. Our MASTERPIECE audience will truly enjoy this intriguing story of a mystery within a mystery.” MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.Anthony Horowitz said, “Magpie Murders is my most successful novel and it wasn’t easy to adapt. But I think the result is a completely original drama that will delight and beguile audiences in equal measure.” Jill Green said, “This is an extraordinary and distinctive drama. I don’t think there’s ever been a crime show like it with a strong female lead treading the line between reality and fiction as she fights to uncover the truth.” Magpie Murders is streaming in the U.K. exclusively on BritBox UK. Magpie Murders is an Eleventh Hour Films production for MASTERPIECE and BritBox UK and distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television

Currently filming, Magpie Murders is expected to premiere in 2022 on Masterpiece PBS and Britbox UK.


Check back for updates on filming and transmission date information.

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