Fear not, Blake’s 7 fans: the remake is moving along as planned.
And producers Andrew Mark Sewell and Leon Clarance have revealed some tantalising details about their “suitably amazeballs” new version.
According to Sewell and Clarance, Blake’s 7 is progressing very nicely, thanks.
Responding to questions on Twitter, Clarance said the remake is “shaping up suitably amazeballs,” and Sewell concurred that everything’s going as planned. “All well but nothing to report,” he said.
Writer Joe Pokaski delivered the third draft of his script for the two-hour pilot back in late January. After reading it, Clarance Tweeted, “I defy any network executive to not like that version.”
Syfy placed a script-to-series order last year, so if the suits like what Pokaski’s produced we could see a 13-episode series in the works soon.
So, what’s occurring? The new Blake’s 7 is set in London. And space. Clarance teased that the first line of the final pilot script is: “Int london – Blake’s apt – morning.”
Excited much? Stay tuned for updates.
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