Thursday, January 16, 2020

Peacock Acquires 'The Capture,' 'Code 404,' 'Five Bedrooms,' 'Hitmen,' 'Intelligence' and 'Lady Parts'

During its presentation to investors today, Peacock announced that it will be the U.S. streaming home for five original British series - drama The Capture and comedies Code 404, Hitmen, Intelligence & Lady Parts - and one Australian series - dramedy Five Bedrooms.

The Capture is a timely conspiracy thriller exploring pressing questions about surveillance and misinformation. Set in London, the modern-day spy show begins with the arrest of a former soldier, which spirals into a complex conspiracy involving manipulated video evidence.

The drama stars Callum Turner, Holliday Grainger, Ron Perlman, Famke Janssen, Ben Miles, Ralph Ineson, Paul Ritter, Lia Williams and Laura Haddock.

Ben Chanan wrote and directed the entire season. He executive produces with David Heyman, Rosie Alison, Ben Irving, Tom Coan and Tom Winchester. Derek Ritchie serves as a producer. Heyday Television produces.

In Code 404, Detective Insepctors Major and Carver are the top crime-fighting duo at the Met Police's Special Investigation Unit, until Major gets gunned down on the job. But in an experimental artificial intelligence project, he's brought back from the dead.

The comedy stars Daniel Mays, Stephen Graham and Anna Maxwell Martin.

Daniel Peak, Tom Miller and Sam Mayer created the comedy, with Al Campbell directing. They executive produce with Phil Temple, Diederick Santer and Morwenna Goron. Charlotte Surtees is a producer. Sky Studios produces.

Five Bedrooms is a story of five unlikely allies in life who throw caution to the wind and hit upon a unique solution to a common problem. Ignoring the nay-saying of families and friends, they're teaming up, signing contracts and buying a house together. Yes, it's a grand social experiment. It might be genius, or it might be a total disaster... but they're not putting their lives on hold for love any longer. There's just one glaring problem: they'll have to live with each other.

The dramedy stars Kat Stewart, Stephen Peacocke, Doris Younane, Katie Robertson and Roy Joseph.

Michael Lucas and Christine Bartlett created the series, with Peter Templeman, Corrie Chen and Fiona Banks directing. They executive produce with Pino Amenta, Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield.

Hitmen follows the hits and (more often than not) misses of two hapless, dead broke best friends trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on. They also just happen to kill people for a living. Having stumbled into a career in contract killing, misfits Fran and Jamie are not your typical killers for hire. Working out of their scruffy van, each episode follows the hapless duo as they try to carry out their latest hit, inevitably derailed by incompetence, bickering and inane antics.

The comedy stars Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Jason Watkins, Sian Clifford and Asim Chaundry.

Ollie Parsons servers as director. He executive produces with Myfanwy Moore, Siobhan Bachman and Morwenna Gordon. Arnold Widdowson serves as a producer. Sky Studios produces.

Intelligence is a workplace sitcom set in the UK's Government Communications Headquarters, which is a kind of weedier, geekier, more bureaucratic version of MI5 and MI6. When an arrogant, maverick NSA agent Jerry comes over from the US to join the team, he enlists an inept and tactless computer analysist Joseph in a power grab that threatens to disrupt the team's ability to combat cyber terrorism.

The comedy stars David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed.

Mohammed created the comedy, with Matt Lipsey directing. They executive produce with Schwimmer, Nerys Evans and Morwenna Gordon. Tom Hodges serves as a co-executive producer, while Charlie Leech is a producer. Sky Studios produces.

Lady Parts is an anarchic, laugh-out-loud music comedy following a Muslim female punk band called Lady Parts. It tracks the highs and lows of the band members as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussein - a geeky PhD student who is recruited to be their unlikely lead guatarist.

Nida Manzoor is writing and directing. She will executive produce with Mark Freeland and Surian Fletcher-Jones. NBCUniversal International Studios and Working Title Television produce.