Noted UK comedy writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong are creating a new show. Chortle that Channel Four has ordered a six-part season of an untitled cop comedy-drama from the pair, who are best known for co-creating long-running series Peep Show. Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) will direct the pilot, the first time he’s done TV in two decades.
Jimmy Nesbitt, Brit Marling, Paterson Joseph, Jonny Sweet, Andrew Brooke, and Bertie Carvel star in the show, which follows Scotland Yard’s police force, from the street cops to the upper reaches. In addition to creating Peep Show, Bain and Armstrong co-wrote Chris Morris’s Four Lions, wrote on That Mitchell and Web Look, and co-created the comedy Fresh Meat, which starts its third season next month. Armstrong also wrote for Armando Iannucci’s The Thick of It and received an Oscar nomination for co-writing In the Loop.