Primeval: New World still on – and we’ve found one of the cast
by Doc on Mar.02, 2012, under Television
A Canadian spin-off of the ITV series Primeval was announced some time ago called Primeval: New World, but there hasn’t been much about it lately, until now. We’re hearing that SPACE in Canada (which is producing, and aired the original) will air the show later this year, along with Watch in the U.K. No U.S. outlet has been named yet (although I think it will be a toss-up between BBC America, which aired the original, and Syfy). Crossovers with the original cast are possible, but no one has said if they will happen, only that it is set in the same “universe”, so it’s not a reboot/remake like was done with Being Human.
And now we know at least one cast member. Niall Matter, who plays Zane on Eureka and was also recently on 90210, announced on Twitter today that he has signed on to play one of the leads. (Reports that the show was already “in the can” were wrong). Depending on the time it takes to deal with the visual effects, airing this Fall could be a challenge.
The 13-episode series is described as “darker and scarier” than the original, with a “younger and sexier” cast.
As for the original, no 6th series has been announced, despite being left with a bit of a teaser at the end…