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by Alison Willmore
August 23, 2013 11:03 AM
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Danny Boyle Will Direct the Pilot for UK Police Drama 'Babylon,' From the Writers of 'Four Lions'

Danny Boyle on the set of 'Trance' Fox Searchlight

Danny Boyle is headed to the small screen. The "127 Hours" filmmaker is set to direct the pilot for "Babylon," a comedy drama commissioned by the U.K.'s Channel 4.  The Guardian reports that the pilot "is set in the world of modern policing."

The pilot will be written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the co-creators of "Peep Show" and the writers of Chris Morris' suicide bomber comedy "Four Lions."

While film directors from David Fincher to Alfonso Cuarón have been dipping their toes into the world of television lately, this is far from Boyle's first TV venture. He got his start producing and directing shows like ""Inspector Morse" and "Mr. Wroe's Virgins," and directed two TV movies for the BBC in 2001 after "The Beach" -- "Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise" and "Strumpet."

"Babylon" is slated to air next year. Boyle's most recent film was the James McAvoy/Vincent Cassel/Rosario Dawson thriller "Trance."