Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong are just the people I want to see writing a police drama set in London, not least because of their sterling work on Chris Morris' Four Lions. For Babylon, they've teamed up with Danny Boyle.
The pilot episode is in the bag, and will screen on Channel 4 on February 7th, with a full series to start production at some point in the spring.
Here's the trailer for that pilot.
What on earth is going on with the "reflected" images at 34 seconds? Just some "hall of mirrors" conceit?
Anyway, that's a hell of a cast. I'm glad that Channel 4 have managed to line them all up for a series' worth. Well, assuming they have. Perhaps some of these folk will only be around for the pilot…