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Danny Boyle's First TV Show 'Babylon' Ordered to Series by SundanceTV and Channel 4

14 May 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

SundanceTV, in partnership with UK broadcaster Channel 4, has issued a six-episode order for the Danny Boyle cop satire, "Babylon." Us-uk co-productions like "Babylon" have become increasingly common in scripted television over the past few years, including Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" (co-produced by Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions and Sky). Executive produced by Boyle, "Babylon" centers on an ambitious, young American public relations professional, played by indie darling Brit Marling, who is brought in to usher London's Metropolitan Police into the age of new media. Former "Murphy's Law" star, James Nesbitt plays opposite Marling as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner. With writing duo Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong at its helm, "Babylon" has limitless potential as a series. Together, Bain and Armstrong have created three comedy shows together: "Peep Show," "The Old Guys" and "Fresh Meat." Combine their shared resume with Armstrong's recent experience writing for...

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Danny Boyle's First TV Show 'Babylon' Ordered to Series by SundanceTV and Channel 4

14 May 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

SundanceTV, in partnership with UK broadcaster Channel 4, has issued a six-episode order for the Danny Boyle cop satire, "Babylon." Us-uk co-productions like "Babylon" have become increasingly common in scripted television over the past few years, including Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" (co-produced by Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions and Sky). Executive produced by Boyle, "Babylon" centers on an ambitious, young American public relations professional, played by indie darling Brit Marling, who is brought in to usher London's Metropolitan Police into the age of new media. Former "Murphy's Law" star, James Nesbitt plays opposite Marling as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner. With writing duo Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong at its helm, "Babylon" has limitless potential as a series. Together, Bain and Armstrong have created three comedy shows together: "Peep Show," "The Old Guys" and "Fresh Meat." Combine their shared resume with Armstrong's recent experience writing for »

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Spiral, The Shield: 5 crime shows to fill the Line of Duty void

26 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's Wednesday - the weekend has never felt further away and one of the few things that made Hump Day bearable these past six weeks - BBC Two's superb police thriller Line of Duty - is no longer with us.

A third series is a near-certainty, but what is a discerning television watcher to do until anti-corruption unit AC-12 returns to our screens?

Instead of mourning Line of Duty's absence from the schedules tonight at 9pm, how about embracing the fact that there's a whole world of quality television out there?

Here's five crime thrillers that could become your next TV obsession - both homegrown shows and a few from further afield.

The Shield

Compelling tales of police corruption, a lead copper who commits terrible acts for (mostly) the right reasons and a roster of determined detectives determinedly on their tail.

The Shield - a multi-award-winning Us TV »

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