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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’ »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
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.
“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
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.
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. »
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.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
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!
- Dan Bullock
5 items from 2014
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