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Sky comedy Code 404 renewed for season two after record viewing figures

The Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays show is Sky's biggest comedy launch in eight years

Published: Friday, 15th May 2020 at 12:55 pm

AI cop comedy Code 404 will return for a second season, Sky has announced.


Set in a near future, the first series centred on John Major (Daniel Mays), a detective inspector who is killed in action – only to be brought back to life thanks to computer technology. It's this resurrection that allows him to rejoin police partner DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham) for some action-packed comedy hijinks.

"Major and Carver are your classic double act," Mays previously explained to "They complement each other really well and it’s a classic straight man/funny man routine."

"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," Sky said in a statement.

"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."

The recommission will be welcome news for Stephen, who said filming the comedy was the "most fun I’ve ever had on a set".

"I’ve been lucky – I’ve done some really good stuff, some great things, but I’ve never laughed so much!" he told

The Show also stars Anna Maxwell Martin (Line of Duty) as Major’s wife Kelly, alongside eve Oram (Sightseers), Amanda Payton (Trial and Error), Michelle Greenidge (After Life) and Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders).

Code 404 airs on Sky One on Wednesdays. You can also watch the series on NOW TV. You can sign up for a seven-day free trial of NOW TV's Entertainment Pass here.


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