We’re all very excited at Descriptive Video Works to announce that we’ll be providing descriptive audio services to the highly anticipated new show Primeval – New World which will be forming part of the new Fall Season line-up on Canadian channel SPACE.
Primeval – New World is a 13 episode spin-off series from the successful British television science-fiction show Primeval which was first broadcast on ITV in February 2007 and ran for 5 seasons. The original show followed members of A.R.C. (the Anomaly Research Center) investigating the appearance of strange portals through Time known as Anomalies which have a nasty habit of bringing with them various beasts from the Past and Future including dinosaurs.
Tim Haines who co-created the original show (with Adrian Hodges) is no stranger to prehistoric life, he was also the producer of the multi-award winning series Walking With Dinosaurs and is also part of Primeval – New World. Partnering with Tim’s company Impossible Pictures are Canadian company Omni Film Productions whom we’ve had the pleasure of working with many times before describing shows such as Arctic Air, Defying Gravity and Robson Arms .
Primeval – New World will be introducing an entirely new group of characters to audiences and we’re delighted to report that the series, unlike many others, is not only shot in Vancouver where our DV studios are based, but is shooting Vancouver as Vancouver. It’s great to see our beautiful city being showcased as itself rather than as a stunt double for everywhere else in North America and it certainly makes identifying locations easier for our staff writing the audio description. Besides, who doesn’t want to see T-Rexes and Raptors rampaging through Stanley Park and Granville Island?!
Like it’s British inspiration, the new series will follow a team of dedicated scientists as they try to understand and contain the sudden appearance of strange portals in Time that often bring with them terrifying monsters from the Past and Future. Leading the team is software genius Evan Cross played by Niall Matter (Eureka). Rounding out the cast are Sara Canning (Vampire Diaries), Danny Rahim (Young James Herriot), Crystal Lowe (Smallville), Miranda Frigon (Heartland) and Geoff Gustafson (Hot Tub Time Machine). There will also be one or two surprise guest stars that anyone who has seen the original Primeval will appreciate but you’ll have to tune in when the show airs to find out who.
Primeval – New World premieres on SPACE on Monday, October 29 at 10pm ET.