As it grows as a network, SundanceTV continues to produce new and unique series, such as the critically-acclaimed Rectify and, most recently, the Katie Leung-led limited series One Child. Next up for SundanceTV is Babylon, a satire of the UK police department from Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. The series stars Brit Marling (Another Earth) and James Nesbitt (The Hobbit), and we here at TVOvermind have an exclusive interview with Nesbitt, in which the actor gives more details on exactly what type of show Babylon is.
“The writing is so strong,” Nesbitt says about Babylon. “It is very funny, also quite dark. It tackles very contemporary issues.”
And what about his character, Commissioner Richard Miller?
“He’s the most powerful policeman in the land,” Nesbitt says about him. “He’s a good cop. He wants to repair the relationship between the public and the police.”
For more information on the series, here’s the official description of Babylon from SundanceTV:
Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) delivers a satirical look at the inner workings of a UK police department and the media necessary to inform the public. Fresh off of her hit TED talk, American new media PR maven Liz Garvey (Brit Marling) arrives to head up publicity at the London police force, all guns blazing and without a clue of what she’s walking into. This fish out of water story hilariously shows the clash of cultures and age, the embrace of transparency and technology as well as the real underbelly of the relationship between media and government.
Babylon premieres on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 10 p.m. on SundanceTV. Check out the interview with Nesbitt below.
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