Thursday, 26 August 2010

'Primeval' goes Canadian

Thursday, 26 August 2010
The creators of Primeval, Impossible Pictures, have agreed a franchising deal with Canadian independent company Omni Film Productions. This means a Canadian version of the series will now be made, with Judy and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Star Trek Enterprise) expected to deliver scripts.

Jonathan Drake, Managing Director of Impossible Pictures:

"We won't be replacing the UK show in the international market but complementing it. It will provide a positive glow for our catalogue of existing Primeval shows. And if something were to happen to the UK version, the brand still survives."
Impossible Pictures and Omni Film Productions previously worked together on Defying Gravity.

The original UK version of Primeval is currently filming its fifth series, having already wrapped on the fourth, in preparation for a 2011 return to ITV and Watch. The rights to a movie are still owned by Warner Bros, having been sold in May 2009, but there's been no firm movement on that separate project.