SyFy To Reboot 'Blake 7' With Martin Campbell and Joe Pokaski
SyFy is rebooting another beloved sci-fi classic. This time, it’s Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7, which premiered on the BBC in 1978 and ran four season for 52 episodes. (Here’s the Wikipedia page if you need a quick refresher.)
Blake’s 7 was about renegades and criminals who escape from a prison planet, and while battling humans and aliens wound up becoming heroes in the process.
The reboot is being helmed by Georgeville Television and producer Marc Rosen. Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern) will direct the pilot script, which is being written by Joe Pokaski (Heroes, CSI).
No word on when they’re planning to have the pilot run—but likely sometime in late 2013 depending on the special effects that will need to be involved. It’ll also be interesting to hear how faithful to the material all involved will be, or if it will be a gritty, dark re-take on a classic a la 2003’s Battlestar Galactica from Ronald D. Moore.