There are moments in Danny Boyle’s upcoming series “Babylon” that feel like they’re pulled straight from today’s headlines. Then there are others that feel tugged from “In the Loop,” the outstanding political satire with a wit as dark as its thematic predecessor set to premiere Thursday, January 8 on SundanceTV.
One of the latter moments can be seen below, as series star James Nesbitt (“The Missing”) tears into an insubordinate officer like you’ve never seen before. Well, maybe you’ve seen something like it when you watched Peter Capaldi hurl insults like molotov cocktails in the aforementioned British comedy, but Nesbitt’s specificity and thoroughness is what sets him apart.
“Babylon” follows a troubled London police force who hires a new PR agent to try to set relations right with the public. Starring Brit Marling and Nesbitt, the series was co-created by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and Robert Jones. The six-episode series debuts its first hour this Thursday.