Battlestar Galactica got rebooted into the annals of modern classics. Doctor Who time traveled 16-years to become a big hit again for the BBC. So can sci-fi lightning from the 70s and 80s strike three times? One production company is hoping so with a new edition of the BBC hit Blake’s 7.
Georgeville Television is shopping a remake of Blake’s to potential network partners with Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern) producing and maybe directing, and Joe Pokaski (Heroes, CSI) is writing the updated pilot.
The original Blake’s 7 ran for four seasons between 1978 and 1981. Created by sci-fi author and Dalek creator Terry Nation, the show followed a renegade crew of criminals and political dissidents who escape the clutches of the evil Terran Federation, steal an alien spaceship, and launch a rebellion against the tyrannical Feds. Think of it like Robin Hood meets Star Wars 700 years in the future, and if someone can’t spin that into gold then they have to be a special kind of hack.
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a lack of good space opera shows on TV right now, so maybe the right combination of players can make something really unique here. Or at least make something longer lasting than Sky 1’s attempted remake of the show a couple of years ago.
How about you Bastards? Would you watch a Blake’s 7 remake?