70’s sci-fi classic to return
Freemantle international is bringing back cult classic ‘Blake’s 7’ to the Syfy network in a new 13-episode series penned by Heroes writer Joe Pokaski.
The orininal BBC series ran for four series from 1978 – 1981. The new series will be set in 2136 and will “tell the story of seven criminals – six guilty and one innocent – on their way to life on a prison colony in space, who together wrestle freedom from imprisonment. They acquire an alien ship which gives them a second chance at life and become the most unlikely heroes of their time”.
David Ellender, CEO FremantleMedia International and Kids & Family Entertainment said, “Blake’s 7 was such a forward-thinking concept that the show continues to have resonance with audiences today. 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.”
Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Goldeneye) is the Director.