Code 404: first look at Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham’s comedy series

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In the show, Graham has to deal with artificial intelligence …without the intelligence.

Line Of Duty‘s Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham have reunited for a new comedy project heading to Sky One next year. Called Code 404, the series is set in the not-too-distant future, where copper Roy Carver (Graham) has to deal with a reanimated partner who should have just stayed dead. Sky has released a first image from the show, which you can see above.

Not Going Out and Horrible Histories writer Daniel Peak has created the series for Sky, and Al Campbell (Man Down) will direct.

Here’s a synopsis of Code 404 from TVLine:

“Code 404 is set in the near future and will revolve around two Detective Inspectors, DI John Major (Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Graham), who are the top crime fighting duo in the Unit. But when an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed. How will the SIU function without Major?

“It doesn’t have to. As an ‘asset’ considered too valuable to lose, Major’s body is fast-tracked into an experimental Artifical Intelligence project to bring him back from the dead. The only problem is, Major 2.0 may look like and sound like the original, but something has been lost in translation – quite a lot actually. His arrogant demeanour and gung-ho approach remain but his crimefighting instincts have completely deserted him.

“Somehow, Major’s error-strewn hunches and Carver’s scrambling to make good allows them to just about scrape by. But while the experiment might be hailed as a success, on the front line Roy Carver is left dealing with an increasingly deluded partner.”

More on this soon, as it sounds like it could be terrific.