Actors John Simm and Philip Glenister, who both appeared in the BBC show Life On Mars together, have signed up to star in a new Sky1 drama.
The four-part drama Mad Dogs is expected to be broadcast next year.
Simm said: "I feel very lucky to be involved in such an exciting project."
The story is centred around a group of college friends, who reunite and go on holiday together, but it soon takes a turn for the worst and descends into murder.
Hotel Babylon star Max Beesley and Hustle actor Marc Warren have also been lined up to star in the show.
Glenister said: "I was looking forward to working with three of the best actors on the small screen, but they weren't available so I'll have to make do with John, Marc and Max. It's going to be a blast and hopefully we will come up with four hours of great TV drama."
Beesley said he thought the drama "promises to be a great piece of television".