If you’ve ever met me in person then you probably know that I’m kind of a walking encyclopedia of obscure genre media. But I’ve never seen Blake’s 7. I’m old enough, and I’m nerdy enough, but by the time the urge to actually watch the thing hit me it was off the air.
Now that we’re in the age of “everything whenever you want it” media, I’ve thought about going back and giving it a try, although I never relish the idea of having to sit through BBC special effects from the late 70s.
Now Sky One is bringing it back.
Sky has commissioned two 60-minute scripts with the intention of creating a new sci-fi series of the hugely popular show, which followed the intergalactic tales of a small band of rebel fighters struggling to evade the dark forces of the Federation.
Memorable for its cardboard sets and leather-clad arch villainess Servalan, the show was the creation of sci-fi legend Terry Nation, himself responsible for Doctor Who’s arch-nemesis the Daleks.
Sky One commissioning editor Elaine Pike said “Seven” was “ripe” for a revival, which will be jointly exec produced by Andrew Mark Sewell at B7 Prods. Most recently the show was released as a successful series of audio books starring a modern cast including “This Life” star Daniela Nardini.
I may even have to go back and watch the old series first…