Code 404 to return for Series 2

Friday 15th May 2020, 10:58am

Code 404. Image shows from L to R: DI John Major (Daniel Mays), DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham).

Sky has ordered a second series of Code 404, its new sitcom starring Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays and Anna Maxwell Martin.

Based around a crime fighting duo and an experimental A.I. project set in the near future, the first series of the comedy - which is currently airing on Sky One on Wednesday nights - has proved to be "a breakout hit with audiences", the channel says.

They explain: "Code 404 launched on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV on 29th April with a cumulative seven-day audience of 1.9m viewers for the opening episode, making it Sky's biggest comedy launch in eight years. The show is also Sky's fastest-binged original comedy box set ever, with over 360,000 viewers watching the whole six-episode series before Episode 2 aired on linear television."

Jon Mountague, director of comedy at Sky Studios says: "We're blown away by the love our customers have shown Code 404. The winning combo of Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays and Anna Maxwell Martin has proven a force to be reckoned with and we're ecstatic to be working on the second series.

"Code 404 becomes the latest in an exceptionally strong run of original British comedies on Sky One including Brassic 2, Breeders, Intelligence, The Trip, Avenue 5 and Hitmen. We're privileged to be tickling the UK's funny bone right now."

The first series is now set to be shown in countries around the world. It'll be published on Peacock, NBCUniversal's new streaming service, in the USA; with other countries - including Russia and South Korea - also buying broadcast rights.

Series 2 of Code 404 - which will be written by Daniel Peak, directed by Al Campbell and produced by Charlotte Surtees - is expected to air on Sky One in 2021.

The below video features seven minutes of outtakes from the first series:

Series 1 will be released on DVD in September 2020.


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Code 404 - Series 1

Code 404 - Series 1

Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham star in Code 404, the brand new Sky One comedy about a police detective who is returned from dead. Sort of.

First released: Wednesday 30th September 2020

  • Distributor: Acorn Media
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 150
  • Subtitles: English

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