Watch Acquires UK Rights To Primeval: New World

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UKTV’s Watch has picked up the UK rights to Primeval: New World, the Canadian spin-off of Primeval, it has been announced. Watch is expected to begin airing the series later this year.

Primeval: New World stars Niall Matter (Eureka), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Miranda Frigon (Heartland), Geoff Gustafson (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Danny Rahim (Eastenders) and follows a specialized team of animal experts and scientists that investigates the appearance of temporal anomalies and battles both prehistoric and futuristic creatures. The series is being produced by Omni Films and Impossible Pictures, who produced the original Primeval series.

The series, based on the UK original, was created by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens and will be written by Gillian Horvath, Peter Hume, Jon Cooksey, Sarah Dodd, Katherine Collins and Judith and Garfield Reeve-Stevens. Stargate alums Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood and Andy Mikita are set to direct. Primeval: New World was picked up to series by Canadian broadcaster Space last year with a 13 episode order. Production began on the series on March 7th in Vancouver, Canada.