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Green Lantern’s Martin Campbell to Help Revive Blake’s 7

Blake’s 7 is back! Or at least it will be if independent producer Georgeville Television gets its way. The company has teamed up with Casino Royale and Green Lantern director Martin Campbell to help bring back the BBC cult sci-fi series that aired from 1978 to 1981, Deadline reports.

The series had a Dirty Dozen-style theme, with a bunch of space criminals offered the chance to make up for their crimes by doing good instead of heading off to be executed. The original series was created by Terry Nation, who wrote for Doctor Who and famously came up with the Doctor’s extermination-obsessed villains The Daleks.

Joe Pokaski, who has been a writer and supervising producer on Heroes and CSI, has been tapped to pen the pilot. The project is being shopped around to U.S. networks.

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  • Rod G

    Color me interested.

    I might give this one a shot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.flowers.566 Robert Flowers

    Ever since they rebooted The Doctor, i wondered why no one attempted to do the same with the crew of the Liberator! Good luck to all involved! Yay!

  • Sugargl1der

     Loved the original.  But they’ll never be able to recreate the chemistry of the original crew.  Those roles are indelibly linked to those specific actors; they defined them for all time.  Anyone trying to emulate or duplicate them now is just doomed to failure. 

  • Ttroy1

    Big Finish is already doing audios and will do a full cast one shortly…… with the original cast members

  • Mark_whittington0607

    The problem here is they’re after some of the Dr Who money, and Blakes 7, despite being a poorly produced, classic British sci-fi, is an entirely different show. It had that satirical edge that could only have come from Britain at that time, just like Judge Dredd. Now given the current regime in the UK I could see us giving it a good go, but I honestly can’t see the Americans, especially under a left wing government, doing it justice. I mean look at the mess they made of The Prisoner and Life on Mars.

    Oh well at least there’ll always be Farscape.