Canadian Primeval Spinoff Primeval: New World Heading to Syfy This June

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Primeval Spinoff Primeval: New World Heading to Syfy This JuneIf you watched the British series “Primeval” (which we absolutely loved), then this news should be of interest: Building on its success with acquired series such as “Lost Girl” and “Continuum,” Syfy will air the “Primeval” spinoff “Primeval: New World” beginning Saturday, June 8th.

From the Press Release:
The 13-episode “Primeval: New World” stars Niall Matter (“Eureka”), Sara Canning (“The Vampire Diaries”), and Danny Rahim (“Eastenders”) as a team of animal experts and scientists investigating paranormal events while battling both prehistoric and futuristic creatures. Amanda Tapping, who starred in the Syfy series “Sanctuary” and is currently recurring on “Supernatural,” directed several episodes.

Based on the original “Primeval” series from Impossible Pictures, the “Primeval: New World” creative team is led by executive producers Martin Wood (“Sanctuary,” “Stargate: Atlantis”) and Gillian Horvath (“Sanctuary,” Highlander”). The spinoff was created by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (“Star Trek: Enterprise”, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World)” and written by Gillian Horvath, Peter Hume (“Charmed,” “Flash Gordon”), Jon Cooksey (“The Collector,” “The Outer Limits”), Sarah Dodd (“Flashpoint,” “Arctic Air”), Katherine Collins (“Endgame”), and Judith and Garfield Reeve-Stevens.

“Primeval: New World” is produced by Omnifilm Entertainment. Executive producers for Ominfilm are Gabriela Schonbach and Michael Chechik. The series is produced and developed in association with Bell Media, German free-to-air broadcaster ProSieben, and UKTV channel Watch, with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund, The Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, The Canadian Film & Video Production Tax Credit Program, and British Columbia Film. Leading independent studio Entertainment One holds the international distribution rights.

For more info be sure to “like” “Primeval: New World” on Facebook.

For info purposes, also beginning on June 8th is the 12-episode “Sinbad,” which follows the epic sea journey of the flawed hero Sinbad, played by newcomer Elliot Knight, who embarks on a quest to rid himself of a curse and embrace his destiny as he is forced to flee from his home town of Basra.

Canadian Primeval Spinoff Primeval: New World Heading to Syfy This June

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  • aliensharkboy

    Primeval is probably my favorite british show EVER. Sad it kinda just stopped… here’s hoping this new (and already canceled) spin-off delivers the fun! One more thing to add… I always wondered, why do you cover something like the Total Recall remake, but not Primeval(with this special occasion)? … I do hope it’s not a grudge against us brits!

    • The Woman In Black

      No grudge at all – it’s just trying to figure out that thin line between pure sci-fi and horror sci-fi. I figured there’s enough cross-over interest to merit at least mentioning this show, especially given the creatures that inhabit it. We did cover the original sporadically during its run. Mostly it’s a matter of too many shows and too little time!

      Just curious – did you watch In the Flesh? Dying to hear how that turned out.

      • aliensharkboy

        No grudge? *fist bump* yay! Well, I just always thought a show where the creatures overshadow the sci-fi elements would be something for dreadcentral to cover. But I have noticed the few times you’ve mentioned it and I definitely appreciate it. Ah well, my love for the show and this website remains the same.

        And nope, I’ve been abroad and had no access to british TV. Apologies.

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