Oscar winning film director Danny Boyle, widely praised for his work orchestrating the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, is to partner with the writers of Peep Show to produce a new pilot for Channel 4.
The untitled drama will tackle the subject of modern British policing and was announced by the broadcaster’s chief operating officer, Jay Hunt, at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Boyle is best known for his work on the big screen, directing hit films such as Slumdog Millionaire, for which he received an Academy Award for best director.
Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, best known for their work on Peep Show, will be contributing to the venture which has been commissioned alongside a 10 part drama chronicling the birth of modern India.
Both commissions are being funded by money saved from licensing the rights to Big Brother, which was snapped up by Channel 5.