Blake’s 7 reboot back on
It’s back to Liberator, as director Martin Campbell helms the latest in a long-ish line of attempts to reboot classic UK sci-fi series Blake’s 7…
After the recent Sky deal collapsed, many assumed we’d seen the last of attempts to revivify cult UK sci-fi series, Blake’s 7, but not so.
News arrives today that Casino Royale and Green Lantern director Martin Campbell has teamed up with US indie TV group Georgeville, which purchased the Blake's 7 franchise rights from B7 Media, to produce a reboot of the original show.
For the uninitiated, the titular seven were a septet of renegade space heroes living as fugitives for resisting the totalitarian Terran Federation. Dubbed “The Dirty Dozen in space”, four series of Blake’s 7 ran between 1978 and 1981 (reviews of which you can read, here).
Campbell, set to direct the pilot, is to team up with Heroes and CSI writer Joe Pokaski on the reimagining, about which little else is known as yet. We'll bring you more as soon as we have it.
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