Sky One Sets April Premiere Date For New Sci-Fi Cop Comedy ‘Code 404’ Starring Stephen Graham & Daniel Mays

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31 Mar 20

Sky One Sets April Premiere Date For New AI Comedy ‘Code 404’ Starring Stephen Graham & Daniel Mays

Sky has announced new sci-fi A.I. cop comedy Code 404 starring Stephen Graham & Daniel Mays will premiere 29 April 2020 on Sky One & NOW TV.

Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays star as 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.

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. Somehow, Major’s error-strewn hunches and Carver’s scrambling to make good allows them to just about scrape by.

‘Code 404’ is 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.

“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‘ Season 1 will premiere Wednesday, 29 April 2020 (time TBC) on Sky One & NOW TV.