Sky Greenlights Original Police Comedy Code 404


Sky One has ordered the new original series Code 404, starring Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays.

The 6×30-minute police comedy is co-produced by Water & Power Productions and Kudos, part of the Endemol Shine Group. The series is set in the near future and will center on two Detective Inspectors, DI John Major (Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Graham), who are the top crime-fighting duo in the Special Investigation Unit at the London Met. When an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed. His body is fast-tracked into an experimental Artifical Intelligence project to bring him back from the dead.

Code 404 will air on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV in 2020 and will be distributed internationally by Sky Vision. The series will be directed by Al Campbell and written by Daniel Peak.

Jon Mountague, head of comedy at Sky Entertainment, said: “What a coup, Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays are the dream team—the perfect Carver and Major. Danny Peak’s scripts are endlessly hilarious and very, very arresting. Can’t wait.”

Tom Miller from Water & Power Productions said: “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.”

Phil Temple from Kudos added: “We couldn’t be more delighted to have such outstanding actors bringing heart and passion to these joyful scripts—this really is going to be great!”