British actor Tom Hardy has teamed up with his writer father to create a new Tv drama.

The Dark Knight Rises star and his dad, Edward 'Chips' Hardy, have written a new detective Tv show called Bluebell and the series has been commissioned by executives at U.K. channel Sky Atlantic, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.

The pair has written the script together and Hardy will tackle the lead role.

A source says, "They have been working on it for a while as they initially submitted the pilot over a year ago. But now the contract has been signed and it's full steam ahead for the series. It is early days but it is being planned to be aired in 2015."