Blake’s 7

Blake's 7Classic British sci-fi series Blake’s 7 is getting rebooted.

The series, which ran from 1978 to 1981 on BBC in the UK, will make a comeback with 13 new episodes thanks to FremantleMedia and American network Syfy.

New Zealand director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) will direct while Heroes and CSI writer Joe Pokaski will deliver the script.

An official press release says:

A revolutionary reinvention of the long-running BBC series made in the late 1970s, Blake’s 7 tells the story of seven criminals – 6 guilty and 1 innocent – on their way to life on a prison colony in space, who together wrestle freedom from imprisonment. They acquire an alien ship which gives them a second chance at life and become the most unlikely heroes of their time. Continue reading »