Will there be a second series of Code 404? When will it be released?

Roy Carver and John Major will be back on assignment soon.

Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays in Code 404

Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays are probably both best known for their more serious, dramatic roles – but the pair have enjoyed a successful sojourn into comedy with their latest series, Code 404.


The show – described by Mays as like a mixture between Short Circuit and Some Mothers Do Have ’em – has become Sky’s most watched comedy in eight years, with fans captivated by the story of a police officer who is brought back to life using artificial intelligence.

But will it return for a second series? Here’s everything we know so far…

Will there be a series 2 of Code 404?

Good news – the series has been confirmed for a return, which probably isn’t too surprising given the impressive viewing figures the first run has managed to pull in.

In May 2020, Sky released a statement claiming, “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.

Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays star in Code 404, a new original comedy set in the near future in the Special Investigation Unit at the London Met.

“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.”

Here’s hoping series two can match that success!

When will series 2 of Code 404 air?

There’s no word yet on when we can expect a second series to air, but we’d imagine the earliest we can hope for is Spring 2021.

Of course, there’s a chance that the release date could be delayed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – plans are in place for UK production to start up again with safety measures in place, but it is likely to be a while before shooting schedules can properly resume – so we may have to wait slightly longer for a second run.

As always we’ll keep you updated with the latest developments.

Code 404 series 2 cast: Who will return?

Given the show revolves around them, we can be pretty sure that Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays will be returning for the next series.

Mays told Good Morning Britain that he was “thrilled” to be able to return as his character DI John Major, while Stephen Graham previously told RadioTimes.com that working on the show was “the most fun I’ve ever had on a set” – so it seems likely that he’ll jump at the chance to continue the story.

Beyond those two, we’d expect Anna Maxwell Martin to return as Kelly, while several of the supporting cast from last time out are also likely to feature – so expect to see more of Steve Oram (Sightseers), Amanda Payton (Trial and Error), Michelle Greenidge (After Life) and Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders).

There’s also a chance some new faces could join the cast – we’ll keep you updated as and when we hear more!

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