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Code 404 Season 2: Everything We Know

Updated October 1, 2020
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Has this question ever crossed your mind? What would it be like if Robocop was funny? Well, answering this very question (somewhat) is ‘Code 404’, the futuristic police procedural comedy-drama, created by Tom Miller, Sam Myer, and Daniel Peak. The British series had originally dropped on Sky One, following which, it was onboarded by Peacock TV to air in America. Offering a hilarious twist to the classic buddy detective story, ‘Code 404’ is a refreshing watch. If you want to know if there will be more from the series, you have reached the right place!

Code 404 Season 2 Release Date:

‘Code 404’ premiered on October 1, 2020, on Peacock TV, in all its entirety of six episodes. It had previously released on April 29, 2020, on Sky One in the UK. Each episode spans a runtime of 30 minutes. In May 2020, Sky announced that the series has been renewed for its next outing. The news does not come as a surprise since ‘Code 404’ was the channel’s biggest comedy launch in eight years. If things move as per plan, we can expect ‘Code 404’ season 2 to premiere sometime in early 2021.

Code 404 Season 2 Cast: Who Can be in it?

Stephen Graham stars as DI Roy Carver and Daniel Mays portrays DI John Major. Carver and Major are high-performing partners, working in the Special Investigation Unit, an elite undercover police unit in London. However, when a certain mission goes wrong, Major dies and is later resurrected with some glitchy AI technology. Joining Graham and Mays in other prominent roles are Rosie Cavaliero as Dennett, Amanda Payton as Dr. Alison Parfit, and Richard Gadd as Liam Cleasby. Season 2 is expected to see the entire lead cast making a comeback.

Code 404 Season 2 Plot: What Can it be About?

Set in a fictional, near-future London, ‘Code 404’ follows the aftermath of an experiment gone wrong. When Detective Inspector John Major, an undercover cop, faces an untimely death in a mission gone wrong, his department uses a faulty AI technology to revive him. However, he does not become a cyborg, having more robotlike capabilities and less human-like behavior. Major is now a reanimation of a once-proud person who becomes overconfident after getting new powers. In fact, sometimes, he is so full of himself that he resorts to stupidity. In the midst of everything, we also have an ongoing investigation into who killed Major in the first place.

On the other hand, following Major’s death, Carver is plagued by guilt. He believes that his increased closeness with Major’s wife had resulted in him losing focus, causing Major’s death. But when a resurrected Major returns a year later, Carver is shocked. On further research, Carver discovers that because of budget constraints, the software used to resurrect Major had a glitch. Now, Major 2.0 is a more egoistical half-robot + half-human, coupled with a decreased sense of judgment, increased ability, and huge gaps in his memory. In fact, Major is now more of a liability rather than an asset in the police force. Season 2 is expected to continue chronicling the multiple mishaps of this lead pair, with polar opposite dynamics.

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