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Code 404 – Sky One

Great news today that Sky One has greenlit a full series of the comedy Code 404 starring Daniel Mays, Stephen Graham, and Richard Gadd. It is expected to run for six, half-hour episodes later this year.

Deadline has the full story: Code 404 is set in the near future and will revolve around two Detective Inspectors, DI John Major (Daniel Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham), who are the top crime fighting duo in the Unit. But when an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed. How will the SIU function without Major? It doesn’t have to. As an ‘asset’ considered too valuable to lose, Major’s body is fast-tracked into an experimental Artificial Intelligence project to bring him back from the dead. The only problem is, Major 2.0 may look like and sound like the original, but something has been lost in translation – quite a lot actually. His arrogant demeanor and gung-ho approach remain but his crimefighting instincts have completely deserted him.

The series is produced by Broadchurch and Tin Star indie Kudos and Water and Power Productions It was written by Horrible Histories and Not Going Out writer Daniel Peak and directed by Al Campbell. The successful, but never-aired, pilot was directed by Ben Palmer.

Sky’s Jon Mountague said: “What a coup, Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays are the dream team – the perfect Carver and Major. Danny Peak’s scripts are endlessly hilarious and very, very arresting. Can’t wait.”

Water & Power’s Tom Miller said, “Danny and Stephen are an electric double-act, and with Daniel Peak’s brilliant scripts we can’t wait to bring this to life for Sky One.”

Kudos’ Temple added, “We couldn’t be more delighted to have such outstanding actors bringing heart and passion to these joyful scripts – this really is going to be great.”

Remember these tweets from this past summer? Well, they were on-set for Code 404!

Filming on the full series is expected to begin in March 2019 with transmission later this year on Sky One.

Check back for more updates!

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Temple – Sky

We are happy to be able to announce that Daniel Mays has joined the cast of Sky One’s thriller series Temple!

Deadline has the exclusive update from Sky:

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Strong (Kingsman), Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) will star in the Sky-commissioned thriller series Temple. The high-concept eight-parter, produced by Hera Pictures head Liza Marshall (Riviera), is playwright Mark O’Rowe’s adaptation of the acclaimed Norwegian drama series Valkyrien about the workings of an illegal and subterranean

Strong will star as Daniel, a surgeon who is driven by personal tragedy to treat anyone in his underground London clinic who is willing to pay for medical help outside the system. Aided by Lee (Mays), a disgruntled transport employee, and Anna (van Houten), a guilt-ridden medical researcher, they treat a variety of increasingly desperate and highly dangerous patients, as Daniel’s morality is tested to the limit.

Executive producers are Marshall, Strong and O’Rowe for Hera Pictures and Gabriel Silver and Anne Mensah for Sky. Luke Snellin (Wanderlust) is the lead director, with Shariff Korver (Fenix) and Lisa Siwe (Modus) following; Barney Reisz (Black Mirror) produces. Sky Vision will distribute internationally and co-fund the series, which is being lined up for Sky One in 2019.

Former Scott Free, Channel4 and Archery Pictures exec Marshall added: “After the success of Riviera, I am thrilled to be working with Sky again on my first production for Hera. I think the audience will love the world of Temple and it’s darkly funny take on life.”

Filming is expected to begin in London on September 3rd.

Temple is expected to air on Sky One later in 2019.

Stay tuned for updates on this exciting new project for Danny!

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