Cult scifi tv show Blake’s 7 could be on it’s way back to the screen!
Sky have green lit the development of two 60-minute scripts for a “potential event series”. There have been a couple of attempts to bring Blake’s 7 back to tv over the years but nothing has made it till now. It did however make it onto BBC7 radio as an audio drama last year.
Given the success of the shows like the new Battlestar Galactica, and the revitalised Doctor Who, it makes sense for Sky to be looking around for something homegrown it could remake, and Blake’s 7 is a decent choice. Elaine Pyke, commissioning editor for drama at Sky One, Two and Three, said:
“The time is ripe for a revival of a show that represents the best traditions of the genre, not to mention one of the best-loved and most successful dramas of all time.”
Not sure about the ‘of all time’ bit, but i am pretty psyched to see Blakes’s 7 get an update as i loved the original! It had all the elements that could make it into a massive hit for Sky. It’s about time the UK started making scifi to sell back to the US market too! :)