Thursday, 26 August 2010


[10.35 - French Time] Broadcast reports that Impossible Pictures has closed a deal with Canadian indie Omni Film Productions (Defying Gravity) in order to co-produce a potential local version of British sci-fi drama Primeval.

The Canadian Primeval (yet to be named) will not be a remake but an extension of the original format, with new characters, locations and storylines. Apparently the idea is to build a franchise complementing the British version and Impossible Pictures is already in early discussions with some UK, US and German broadcasters and distributors to evaluate interest.

Shooting of the original Primeval's new episodes began on March 22nd in Ireland and will continue until November 2010. Axed by ITV after series three for financial motives, Primeval was resurrected by an unexpected funding deal last year, for thirteen new episodes split into series four and series five. The new series are produced by Jim Bradley for Impossible Pictures and Rob Walpole for the Irish based Treasure Entertainment, with BBC America, German private channel ProSieben and UKTV as co-production partners.

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