The BBC gives green-light for new series of Survivors
Survivors: a new BBC series
On 22 November 2007 the BBC News site confirmed that a new series of Survivors will soon enter production, following the successful conclusion of negotiations with the estate of Terry Nation for the rights.
The new series will be made in-house by the BBC Drama Department, and will be executive produced by Sue Hogg. The series will be written by Adrian Hodges whose screen credits include Ruby In The Smoke, Shadow In The North, Charles II and Primeval.
The BBC's 'remake' of Survivors will reset the global catastrophe in the present day, and: "follow a group of individuals as they fight for day-to-day survival."
Head of series and serials at BBC Drama Production Kate Harwood, said: "The opportunity to remake Survivors for a modern generation proved irresistible... I am delighted that one of British television's great cult series will return with original stories packed with adventure and spirit set against the backdrop of our own recognisable world."
Hodges says: "Survivors was one of the bravest and most exciting programmes of its time and I'm thrilled to be involved with re-imagining it for a new audience... Its themes remain as relevant as ever and while we will be staying faithful to many aspects of the original, we will also be bringing the story into the 21st Century and making it accessible to contemporary audiences."
Survivors will be broadcast on BBC1, although no transmission dates for the new series have yet been confirmed.
New series links
The original announcement from 2006...
News of the BBC's announcement of plans for a possible revival of Survivors was picked up by the genre press in August, although no further details were confirmed in the SFX and Dreamwatch coverage beyond those already released in the original Media Guardian story of 10 July 2006.
A report on the Media Guardian web site, posted at 8am on Monday 10 July 2006, suggests that the BBC is in negotiation to bring a new series of Survivors to the screen. Journalist Ben Dowell indicates that if negotiations with the estate of Survivors' creator Terry Nation conclude successfully, the BBC will begin work on a new six-part series of Survivors.
The full-text of the report, which can be found online here is as follows:
More information will be posted on Survivors: A World Away as soon as soon as it is available.
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