via press release:
SYFY TO DEVELOP CULT ADVENTURE CLASSIC BLAKE’S 7 WITH GEORGEVILLE TELEVISION AND MARC ROSEN
MARTIN CAMPBELL (CASINO ROYALE) WILL DIRECT WITH JOE POKASKI (HEROES) ATTACHED AS WRITER
NEW YORK – August 22, 2012 – Syfy will develop the cult UK classic adventure-sci-fi series Blake’s 7, teaming with Georgeville Television and producer Marc Rosen.
Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern) will direct the script by Joe Pokaski (Heroes, CSI).
Originally created by Terry Nation (Dr. Who), Blake’s 7 premiered on the BBC in 1978, running for four seasons (52 episodes). The series centered around hard-core renegades and criminals who escape from a prison planet, battling humans and aliens alike – and becoming heroes.
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