Sundance to Debut Comedy-Drama 'Babylon'

SundanceTV is set to air the new six-part comedy-drama, Babylon, a co-production with Nightjack Ltd and Channel 4, on Jan. 8, 2015 at 10 p.m, the network announced today.

The series stars Brit Marling (Another Earth, Sound of My Voice, The East) and James Nesbitt (The Hobbit, The Missing), and follows a PR executive (Marling) in her attempt to revamp London’s oldest police force and culture.

Danny Boyle, Robert Jones, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong serve as the creators and executive producers, with production by Jones and Derrin Schlesinger. The series is written by Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong and Jon Brown.

"Their (the writers) take on the world's oldest police force as it navigates the new world of social media and instant modern communication was irresistible. In turn of course, this quality of writing helps attract the finest actors. Their characters, 16 of them, are kept in the air throughout. That's a wonderful way to look at the spread of humanity under phenomenal pressure in an essential public service," said Boyle in a release.

Additional stars include, Bertie Carvel, Paterson Joseph, Nicola Walker, Adam Deacon, Jill Halfpenny, Johnny Sweet, Ella Smith, Andrew Brooke, Nick Blood and Daniel Kaluuya.