Primeval: New World is a spinoff of the cult British Sci Fi series Primeval that will be a Canadian ventrure. It will be a co-production between Impossible Pictures and Omni Film Productions for Space. Of course this will have the same plot setting as the original where a team has to investigate and stop animals that travel through time anomalies that pop up. Being one of my favorite of the British Sci FI . I hope it makes it way to BBC America or the SYFY channel. There is not much more that I could find out about this but what is stated on the press release pasted below. This is one of those stories that are now on my watch list for updates and news . So when anything new pops up about it I will post in later blogs.
As for Primeval itself it is unclear if there will be a series 6 . co-creator Adrian Hodges has indicated according to cultfix.com that the finale of Series 5 will serve as an ending, but if the show does get a sixth series, it is unlikely to air until 2013.
Press Release for Primeval New World also see Space’s website
|September 15, 2011SPACE Orders New Original One-Hour Drama Series PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD|
– Canadian story with roots in the highly acclaimed U.K. series PRIMEVAL –
Toronto, ON (September 15, 2011) – SPACE announced today that it has ordered the new original drama series PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD. The 13-episode, one-hour scripted action/adventure drama is a new Canadian series that builds on the mythology of the U.K. hit, PRIMEVAL, one of the most-watched programs on SPACE. Developed in association with Omni Film Productions (DEFYING GRAVITY, ARCTIC AIR) and the producers of the original U.K. series, Impossible Pictures, SPACE will act as lead broadcaster on PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD. Production begins in Vancouver this winter.
PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD follows a specialized team of animal experts and scientists that investigates the appearance of temporal anomalies and battles both prehistoric and futuristic creatures. The series boasts new Canadian characters and stories created by an all-Canadian team of writers. Set in Vancouver against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD takes the thrills and gripping storylines that fans of the British series have grown to love and creates something completely unique that’s darker and scarier than the current U.K. series. At the same time, story and character development will move between the two series, uniting different plotlines.
“This is a truly unique opportunity, building a parallel yet independent series that will appeal to existing fans and new audiences,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “This new Canadian series offers a fresh world of possibilities in terms of characters and stories, while including some favourite elements from the original U.K. Primeval.”
“We’ve worked closely with SPACE and Impossible Pictures for two and a half years to create this series, and we’re excited to take on the challenge of a Canada-UK co-production with companies whose creative work has impressed us for years,” said Gabriela Schonbach, Vice President, Omni Film Productions.
When broadcast on SPACE last Winter, Season 4 of the original PRIMEVAL series had an average weekly reach of more than half a million viewers. Season 5 of PRIMEVAL premieres Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10 p.m. ET on SPACE and SPACE HD.
This latest production announcement is yet another example of SPACE’s commitment to original genre programming, adding to the network’s impressive production slate, including Gemini Award-winning TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL and SANCTUARY.
Rebecca DiPasquale is Production Executive for Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media.
Omni Film Productions
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