Sky One Order Sci-fi Comedy ‘Code 404’ Starring Stephen Graham & Daniel Mays
Sky One has commisioned a new sci-fi comedy series called ‘Code 404‘ starring Stephen Graham & Daniel Mays the channel has announced today.
The sci-fi police comedy series is set in the near future and will revolve around two Detective Inspectors, DI John Major (Mays) and DI Roy Carver (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.
As an ‘asset’ considered too valuable to lose, Major’s body is fast-tracked into an experimental Artifical 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 demeanour and gung-ho approach remain but his crimefighting instincts have completely deserted him. Somehow, Major’s error-strewn hunches and Carver’s scrambling to make good allows them to just about scrape by. But while the experiment might be hailed as a success, on the front line Roy Carver is left dealing with an increasingly deluded partner.
“What a coup, Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays are the dream team – the perfect Carver and Major,” commented Jon Mountague, Head of Comedy, Sky Entertainment. “Danny Peak’s scripts are endlessly hilarious and very, very arresting. Can’t wait.”
‘Code 404’ will be directed by Al Campbell (‘Man Down’, ‘Bad Education’) and written by Daniel Peak (‘Mongrels’, ‘Not Going Out’, ‘Horrible Histories’). Executive producers include Tom Miller and Sam Myer for Water & Power Productions, Phil Temple and Diederick Santer for Kudos and Morwenna Gordon for Sky. The series was commissioned by Jon Mountague, Sky’s Head of Comedy and Zai Bennett, Director of Programming for Sky Entertainment UK & Ireland.
“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,” adds Tom Miller from Water & Power Productions.
‘Code 404‘ will air on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV in 2020 and will be internationally distributed by Sky Vision. Filming begins in March 2019.