UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a Danny Boyle-directed police drama.

The commission was announced by C4’s chief creative officer, Jay Hunt, at the Edinburgh International TV Festival who said she was “delighted” to have secured a show from the Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting-director for the channel.

Few details were mentioned about the drama, which will be written by Peep Show’s Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong and set in the world of modern policing. In film, the writing duo are best known for their work on the screeplay of Four Lions, with director Chris Morris, while Armstrong co-wrote Armando Iannucci’s political satire In The Loop.

A pilot of Boyle’s new TV series, exec produced by Robert Jones, will go into production later this year to air early in 2014, followed by a series commission.

The as-yet-untitled drama will be produced by Nightjack Ltd.