Syfy and Entertainment One have announced a deal that brings Primeval back!
OK, so it’s the spinoff — Primeval: New World, but still. Dinosaurs are better than zombies. And the Primeval universe has always been a fun playground. So in 2013, Syfy will have the thirteen episodes from the first season.
Eureka alum Niall Matter leads the cast, which includes original show veteran Andrew Lee Potts. Matter plays a scientist who apparently finds a way to open the portals to dinosaur-land, thus creating the need for a new team of Primeval-busters. Who you gonna call?
The creative team looks solid, too, with genre veterans from all over the colony: Executive Producers Martin Wood (Sanctuary, Stargate: Atlantis) and Gillian Horvath (Sanctuary, Highlander). The spin-off was created by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Star Trek: Enterprise, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World) and will be written by Gillian Horvath, Peter Hume (Charmed, Flash Gordon), Jon Cooksey (The Collector, The Outer Limits), Sarah Dodd (Flashpoint, Arctic Air), Katherine Collins (Endgame), and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.
Amanda Tapping is on board to direct several episodes.