September 15, 2011
SPACE Orders New Original One-Hour Drama Series PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD
- Canadian story with roots in the highly acclaimed U.K. series PRIMEVAL -
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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.
SPACE is Canada’s national science fiction, horror and fantasy channel. SPACE is truly the station for all those who dare to challenge their imagination. SPACE is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more information about SPACE, visit spacecast.com.
Omni Film Productions
Omni Film Productions is one of Canada's most respected independent television producers, and has produced hundreds of hours of award-winning programming including drama, comedy, factual and lifestyle series, documentaries, and children's programming, since opening its doors in 1979. Omni co-produces and partners regularly with studios, production companies and broadcasters worldwide. Omni Film is currently in production on ARCTIC AIR, CBC’s new one-hour flagship drama series. Previously, Omni co-ventured with Fox Television Studios on DEFYING GRAVITY, a 13-episode drama series produced for CTV and SPACE (Canada), ABC (USA), BBC2 (UK), and ProSieben (Germany). In addition, Omni is now producing season three of the ratings hit ICE PILOTS NWT for History Television, seen internationally in two dozen territories. Production is also underway on PYROS, a new one-hour unscripted series for Discovery Channel Canada, Discovery Channel UK and Discovery Europe. www.omnifilm.com
Impossible Pictures is a multi-award winning independent television production company based in the UK and led by Tim Haines, best known as the creator of the ground-breaking WALKING WITH DINOSAURS and the co-creator of the hugely popular PRIMEVAL series. Impossible Pictures is currently in production on SINBAD a 13-hour series for Sky and BBC Worldwide. From its factual stable, the company recently produced the critically acclaimed series BLITZ STREET and is currently in production on THE LAST WAR HEROES. The Impossible Pictures group of companies also includes Impossible Kids and 360Production. For more information visit www.impossiblepictures.co.uk or contact email@example.com
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