“BABYLON” Hailed as a “Hilarious” and “Thrilling” New Series

Critics are raving about SundanceTV’s new comedic drama BABYLON. We’re days away from the Jan. 8 premiere, but critics are already calling it “thrilling” and praising breakout performances from Brit Marling and James Nesbitt.

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• Entertainment Weekly gave BABYLON an “A-” grade, proclaiming it “as thrilling as it is hilarious.”

Variety says BABYLON is a “scabrous, profane and darkly funny satire,” and praises it as a “gritty addition to SundanceTV’s growing portfolio of impressive dramas.”

• The Wall Street Journal calls BABYLON “refreshing,” and “a rare kind of cop show.”

• People named BABYLON one of their “picks,” saying it’s “a satire with considerable bite.”

TV Overmind chats about tackling “very contemporary issues” with  James Nesbitt, discussing the “funny” and “dark” writing from Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong.

Moviefone pinned BABYLON on its mid-season premiere calendar, advising readers to “set your DVRs.”

• Vulture names BABYLON one of their “11 shows to look forward to in January.”

• The NY Times lists BABYLON as one of “20 Shows to Watch” this winter, favorably highlighting its “resemblance to Armando Iannucci’s political comedy film In the Loop.”

• NerdoPhiles thinks BABYLON is a “fun, less grim version of Homeland,” and asserts that Brit Marling’s work is “worth checking out.”

• TV Guide‘s Matt Roush applauds James Nesbitt’s “great range” in tackling dark comedy.

• The Baltimore Sun notes that BABYLON for “smartly dramatizes” the age of social media, and praises James Nesbitt’s performance as “unlike anything…since Peter Capaldi’s performance in [In the Loop].”

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