Thursday, April 24, 2008

Blake's 7 to be reimagined (think that means "remade")

Sky One has green lit the development of two 60-minute scripts based on the classic science fiction series Blake's 7, with a potential to extend into a series.

It's being called a reimagining ... in the sense of how Bionic Woman was recently remade by NBC in the US. Though it won't be the same without the risk of wobbly sets. Update - The Guardian have helpfully provided a gallery of shots from the original four series.

Terry Nation created the original series and B7 Media now own the licence to the show and their Blake's 7 Productions subsidiary is working with Sky on the new production, following on from their production of new Blake's 7 audio dramas.


Coke_Shy_Hero said...

I think re-imagined means less hairdryers for guns :-)

The Poet Laura-eate said...

No, no, I can't bear it!

How will they ever find another Paul Darrow, Jacqueline Pearce, Cathy Chappel, Micheal Keating.

What is it with TV companies these days that they don't have an original idea left in their heads?

Anonymous said...

Yes but remember how fantastically another 70's classic was re-imagined. Battlestar Galactica is probably the best SCI FI serial ever made. If Blakes 7 is only half as good it will be worth a watch...