SPACE announced today that it has ordered the new original drama series Primeval: ew 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, Arcic 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.”
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.