From a media release:
SPACE Orders New Original One-Hour Drama Series PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD
- Canadian story with roots in the highly acclaimed U.K. series PRIMEVAL
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 thatâ€™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.
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 SPACEâ€™s commitment to original genre programming, adding to the networkâ€™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.