Blake's 7 given the go ahead by Syfy
New details have emerged of the forthcoming Blake's 7 remake.
US cable network Syfy has developed the remake of the classic cult drama with FremantleMedia International.
Thirteen hour-long episodes - written by Joe Pokaski (Heroes) and directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) - will be produced by Georgeville TV.
The new Blake's 7 - set in 2136 - is described as a "revolutionary reinvention" of the BBC's 1978-1981 sci-fi drama, following seven criminals - 6 guilty and 1 innocent.
Led by hero of the rebellion Blake - who is mourning the loss of his dead wife Rachel - the crew acquire an alien ship which gives them a second chance at life.
"Blake's 7 was such a forward-thinking concept that the show continues to have resonance with audiences today," said David Ellender, CEO FremantleMedia International.
"Its complex characters and gritty storylines, coupled with the highly talented team and modern production techniques are sure to appeal to both original fans of the show and new viewers."
So finally a new space series and it's a remake of a well loved British show. I don't see this going well but I hope it is a good show.
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