New York, NY – The SYFY channel announced today that they have acquired Primeval: New World from Entertainment One. Primeval will premiere sometime in 2013 according to a press release from SYFY.
Spanning 13 episodes the show will star Niall Matter (Eureka), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), and Danny Rahim (Young James Herriot). A team of animal experts and scientists will be investigating paranormal events and of course will battle prehistoric creatures, as well as futuristic ones.
In other exciting news Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary, Stargate SG-1) has signed on to direct several episodes.
Senior VP of Programming at SYFY Chris Regina had this to say about the new acquisition, “This fast-paced entertaining and smart series will delight fans of the original program as well as introduce new viewers to this fascinating world.”
As a fan of the original series I’m looking forward to see what SYFY can do with the brand.