The BAFTA winning Mill TV team has confirmed that they are onboard to create the visual effects for the new series of Primeval, ITV’s action-packed hit drama which is roaring back on to UK television screens on January 1st 2011 with a host of new creatures from the past, present and future.
Created by Tim Haines and Adrian Hodges, the new series will
feature the welcome return of characters from previous series,
including Abby (Hannah Spearritt), Connor (Andrew-Lee Potts) and
Lester (Ben Miller) - a team of scientists who are on a mission to
investigate the appearance of temporal anomalies across the UK,
through which prehistoric and futuristic creatures enter the
present. Joining the old cast is Ciaran Mcmenamin, Alexander
Siddig and Ruth Kearney.
"We are delighted to be working with the team from Impossible
Pictures to bring big screen VFX to the small screen," said Will
Cohen, Group Head Mill Film and TV. "The team has created a
fantastic array of creatures that will be sure to keep viewers
gripped to their sofas."
Adds Impossible Pictures' Creative Director Tim Haines: "Because
we were shooting the new series in HD, we opted to work with The
Mill because of their superb track record in this area. They
have certainly taken VFX to a new level and have come up with some
pretty amazing stuff."
Produced by Impossible Pictures, with co-production partners BBC
Worldwide, BBC America and Germany's ProSieben, the premiere of the
new series will be split between ITV1 and UKTV's pay TV
entertainment channel, Watch. ITV1 will be the first to broadcast
series 4 (in early 2011), while Watch will premiere series 5 later
that year. ITV1 will broadcast season 5 thereafter.
Primeval is an Impossible Pictures, BBC Worldwide and ProSieben
co-production for ITV and UKTV.