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

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

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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