'Code 404': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the police dramedy coming to Peacock
There are simply one too many times we'd have wished to bring a beloved person back from the dead. In a new British series, this happens quite literally, although not entirely as per expectations.
DI John Major and DI Roy Carver are considered the best of the best at an elite undercover police team. When Major's cover is blown, he meets his untimely death. But with the help of a not-so-advanced AI technology, he is brought back to life, leading to some glitches in his personality.
Here's everything we know about the upcoming British police procedural comedy-drama television series which is soon to arrive on NBCU's streaming site Peacock.
'Code 404' will premiere on October 1, 2020, on Peacock.
According to the official synopsis of Season 1 of 'Code 404', "In this near-future comedy, we meet partners Major and Carver, the best of the best at the Special Investigation Unit, an elite undercover police team. When Major is shot dead at a covert arms bust gone wrong, Carver is plagued by guilt. He blames his burgeoning friendship with Major's wife for taking his eye off the ball at a crucial moment, resulting in his partner's death. Which is why he's so shocked when Major turns up a year later, raring to pick up things exactly where they left off. Carver learns that Major's been resurrected using pioneering AI, but, budgets being what they are, the software still had a few glitches. So while Major 2.0 might have even more ego than his previous version, the reboot seems to have left his judgement, ability and large parts of his memory behind, making him far more of a liability dead than he ever was alive."
Stephen Graham as DI Roy Carver
Graham is best known for playing the role of Andrew 'Combo' Gascoigne in 'This Is England', and the television sequels that followed were 'This Is England '86', 'This Is England '88', and 'This Is England '90'. The actor is also known for his performances in 'Snatch', 'Gangs of New York', 'The Irishman', 'Dead Men Tell No Tales', and 'Line of Duty'.
Daniel Mays as DI John Major
Mays is known for his work in 'Dad's Army', 'The Infiltrator', 'The Limehouse Golem', 'Swimming with Men', '1917', 'White Lines', 'Des', 'Good Omens' and 'The Rhythm Section'.
Anna Maxwell-Martin as Kelly Major
Award-winning actress Anna is best known for the role of Lyra Belacqua in 'His Dark Materials' at the Royal National Theatre. She won two British Academy Television Awards for her portrayals of Esther Summerson in 'Bleak House' and 'Poppy Shakespeare'. For her lead role in BBC TV comedy 'Motherland', she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance.
The series also stars Rosie Cavaliero as Dennett, Amanda Payton as Dr Alison Parfit, and Richard Gadd as Liam Cleasby.
The series is created by Tom Miller, Sam Myer and Daniel Peak, who also serve as writers. 'Code 404' is directed by Al Campbell, and executive produced by Miller, Myer, Phil Temple, Diederick Santer, and Morwenna Gordon.
You can watch the trailer here:
Where to watch
'Code 404' will be available to stream on Peacock.
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