The gang is back together. Deadline reports FOX has given a script commitment-with-penalty to political drama, The Code. Written by Justified veterans Graham Yost and Michael Golan, The Code is an adaptation of the Australian series of same name.
Another Justified alum, Michael Dinner, will direct the pilot of The Code. According to Deadline, Dinner will executive produce, along with Yost and Golan. While not cancelled, Justified, starring the lovely and talented Timothy Olyphant, ended in in April 2015, after six seasons.
[The Code] tells the story of two very different brothers, a journalist and a hacker, who unearth information that those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret. […]
The original series, from Playmaker Media for the Australian Broadcasting Company, debuted in 2014 and has been renewed for a second season to air in 2016. The first season took home six Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards in January, including Best TV Drama Series, followed by the Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Direction in a TV Drama Series in May. Last year, the series received the Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Television Mini Series and was nominated for a Screen Producers Australia Award. (watch a trailer below)
Here’s a BBC Four trailer of the Australian version of The Code:
What do you think? Were you a fan of the Justified TV show? How do you like the sound of The Code? If you’ve watched the original Australian version of The Code, tell us about it.
The Code. Watched Season 1 recently. Although some low points (IMO) I liked it enough to be on the lookout for season 2 to hit netflix.
I would have to say that I am one of Justufied’s greatest fans. I am actually from Harlan co. KY. I have seen and own every episode of Justified. While a lot of the views and opinions and also characters are not perfectly coordinated with the heritage of my KY hometown, this happens to be the best adaptation ever. I am extremely disappointed at fx for not renewing the show for another season. Heck I could write the next 6 seasons with my eyes closed. There is so much more to the heritage and history of the county. Not to… Read more »
I hate to see talent just “adapt” someone else’s work that just so recently had been done. Why not just air the Australian version? Why do it over? It seems to be trend to redo for American audiences British and Australian series. Why? It’s not like they would have to subtitle them or dub them. Lazyiness abounds or everyone has run out of new ideas. I’ve seen the Australian version it was just okay. Don’t we have enough of politics and hacking in the “real” news. I want to escape with my entertainment not feel like I’m watching breaking news.
On the one hand, Sierra, I completely agree with you. I had the same thought while reporting the story. On the other hand, there have been some terrifically successful (and some good) American TV shows that were inspired, based upon, or adapted from UK TV shows. I’m thinking about The Office (I loved both the UK and US versions), All in the Family (which was based on Brit hit Til Death Do Us Part), and American Idol (UK Pop Idol). I think I want the best of both worlds. That is, speaking as an American, I would like full access… Read more »
Omg, and you know what else? I hope I am not alone here, but I hate zombie shows. I am so going to miss the western style of Rayland and the country side to Boyd and Eva in the show. I loved having something interesting and different to watch.
Cindy, Cindy, Cindy…. “Justified, starring the lovely and talented Timothy Olyphant”.
Does your significant other know about this crush you have on this lovely Mr Olyphant ?! Hahahahaha. Your pal, riggarob
There was a lady friend who watched Justified and called Timothy “Cowboy Candy”…
Well, frank romo, that was a lady friend who had a way with words. 🙂
Hey there, riggarob! My s.o. (husband of too many years to count) does know. We have one of those “lists” like they had on Friends. So far, Sofia Vergara and ScarJo have not approached him on the street. Sadly, neither Olyphant nor Clooney have approached me.
Thanks for the laugh. 🙂