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SundanceTV Boards Danny Boyle’s ‘Babylon’

14 May 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

SundanceTV has boarded the Danny Boyle-directed Babylon.  The network said today it is co-producing with UK’s Channel 4 six new TV format episodes which will air on Sundance in 2015. FX had been exploring joining the comedy-drama series, which is set inside a modern London police force in desperate need of a spruced-up public image. Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, Trainspotting) executive produces with Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Dirty Pretty Things) and Derrin Schlesinger (Southcliffe, Four Lions) producing. Brit Marling (Another Earth, Sound Of My Voice) and James Nesbitt (The Hobbit, Millions) star. Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, The Old Guys, Fresh Meat), penned the script. The feature-length pilot aired on Channel 4 in the UK earlier this year with the series set to air on the UK broadcaster this fall. Related: Hot TV Trailer: Danny Boyle’s ‘Babylon’ »


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SundanceTV Co-Producing ‘Babylon’ from Danny Boyle

14 May 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

SundanceTV is teaming up with U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 for “Babylon,” a new scripted drama described as a biting workplace satire set inside a modern police force. Six episodes are being co-produced to air in 2015, along with an already-completed feature length pilot.

Oscar winner Danny Boyle executive produces the series and directed the pilot. The show is written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong and produced by Robert Jones and Derrin Schlesinger.

Babylon,” which stars Brit Marling and James Nesbitt, follows Liz Garvey (Marling), a new-media savvy American who’s parachuted in to revolutionize the public relations department of London’s largest police force, but soon finds her certainties shattered and herself undermined in the murky realpolitik of contemporary policing.

“Startlingly frank and at times hilarious, ‘Babylon’ is a highly entertaining satirical drama that entirely fits with SundanceTV’s mission to deliver unique and surprising content,”  said Sarah Barnett, »

- Laura Prudom

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Babylon begins shooting six-part series for Channel 4

17 April 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Shooting has begun on a six-part series of Babylon for Channel 4 in and around London.

The pilot for Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong's show aired in February, and the series will return this autumn.

Brit Marling, James Nesbitt, Paterson Joseph, Bertie Carvel, Adam Deacon, Jill Halfpenny, Jonny Sweet and Nicola Walker return as staff in a modern metropolitan police force, having to deal with both criminals and the press.

Jon S Baird (Filth) directs the first three episodes of the series and Sally El Hosaini (My Brother the Devil) heads episodes 4-6.

Jon Brown (Misfits, Fresh Meat) will co-write two episodes of the show. Each episode is 60 minutes long.

Babylon is created and exec produced by Danny Boyle, Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Dirty Pretty Things), Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, and produced by Jones and Derrin Schlesinger (This Is England '86, Four Lions, Southcliffe).

Boyle directed the pilot episode of the show. »

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Baird, El Hosaini to direct Babylon series

17 April 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong’s TV series is shooting in and around London for a six-part series this autumn.

Jon S. Baird and Sally El Hosaini [pictured] will direct the upcoming series of Babylon, currently shooting in and around London.

Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong’s six-part series follows the metropolitan police’s director of communications (Brit Marling) as she attempts to drag the force into the new media age.

James Nesbitt, Adam Deacon and Jill Halfpenny are among the cast reprising their roles from the pilot episode which aired in February.

Baird, director of the award-winning Filth, directs the first three episodes, while El Hosaini, winner of Best Newcomer at the London Film Festival for My Brother the Devil, will direct the final three episodes.

BAFTA winner Jon Brown joins the writing team for two episodes of the series.

Babylon is created and executive produced by Danny Boyle, Robert Jones, Armstrong and Bain, and is produced »

- (Ian Sandwell)

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Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014: BAFTA Nominations Announced

7 April 2014 1:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Thn have just received the nominations for the BAFTA Television Awards 2014, sponsored by Arqiva. The incredible nominees can be found below, along with some handy links, and a rather exciting time for many – I’m sure you’ll agree!

That’s not all either because like last year, you – the most important part of it all – can Vote for your favourite shortlisted show with the Radio Times Audience Award, which this time includes Breaking Bad, Broadchurch, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, Educating Yorkshire, Gogglebox and The Great British Bake Off.


You can cast your vote by Clicking Here!


And now, for all those nominees!

Leading Actor

Jamie Dornan The FallBBC Two

Sean Harris SouthcliffeChannel 4

Luke Newberry In The Flesh – BBC Three

Dominic West Burton and TaylorBBC Four

Leading Actress

Helena Bonham Carter Burton and Taylor – BBC Four

Olivia Colman Broadchurch – ITV

Kerrie Hayes »

- Dan Bullock

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