GS Exclusive – Primeval Co-creator, Adrian Hodges, talks to GS about it’s renewal and future

As pretty much the whole net knows now Primeval has been renewed in deal between ITV1 and the digital channel Watch.

I was always sad to see Primeval go as I thought it was fun family adventure series with some great ideas which still had a lot of mileage left in it.

I got in contact with series co-creator Adrian Hodges about the news. Adrian not only confirmed the news but  wanted to thank all the fans out there who have supported the show. He also talked about the future of the show. This is what he had to say (Spoiler warning for the series three finale).

Obviously I’m thrilled to be back with the new series of Primeval. Things were looking bleak for a while there and obviously I was bitterly frustrated to leave things as they were. I’m delighted to be able to continue where we left off, and to finally get Connor and Abby out of that tree! Clearly the story of how they and Danny make it back from the past is going to be a key component of the new storylines.

Obviously it’s early days in terms of storylining and there’s not too much I can say about that yet – for the time being I’m just very happy to be back planning the show. We were overwhelmed by how much affection and support was expressed for Primeval when news of its initial cancellation broke, and without that suport from the fans I don’t think we could have got this new deal off the ground.

Obviously we’ll be continuing and concluding some old storylines in the new series, but also starting new ones, and we’ll be introducing new characters in due course to join the existing cast.

What pleases me most is that the new financial arrangements have guaranteed that the show’s budget remains uncompromised, and we can guarantee the same level of special effects and action.

Thanks to Adrian for talking to us and we look forward to seeing series four in early 2011

GS Reporter: Nuge

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  1. This is bloody marvelous news, I can’t wait to see Primeval back on our screens – its sad that ITV couldnt find the money to produce it themselves however.

    Fantasy programming is important, and it is frustrating that the best ITV have done in this field beyond Primeval is the detective drama Whitechapel, aimed squarely at ADULT audiences. It seems that with the X Factor/Dancing on Ice/Britains Got Talent they feel that they have family programming tied up.

  2. Matthew underwood /

    Personally i think primeval could make a fair bit of money if they relesed an ipod, ipad or iphone app. It could be a quiz app or a game but im sure that the fans would love it.

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