Dreamwatch online has published a new and ‘exclusive’ interview with new series Survivors co-creator and lead scriptwriter Adrian Hodges (dated 4 April 2008). As well a confirming that the new series will be ‘based on’ Terry Nation’s 1976 Survivors novelisation, the interview reveals some interesting new facts; most notably: For fans of the original series,… Read More Dreamwatch: online interview with Survivors writer Adrian Hodges
Issue 13 of SciFiNow magazine (April 2008) includes a fully-illustrated four page retrospective feature on Survivors – authored by the editor of this blog. The article concludes with a reference to the upcoming BBC revival of the series: In November 2007, following lengthy negotiations with the Nation estate, the BBC confirmed that its Drama Department… Read More SciFiNow: Survivors retrospective feature
SFX magazine is seeking feedback from readers on what they would (and would not) like to see in the upcoming new series of Survivors. The results will be worked into a two page ‘Your Most Wanted’ feature on the remake of Survivors in a future issue of SFX. Amongst the more serious and thoughtful suggestions… Read More SFX magazine polls readers for their new series wishlist
News about the Survivors remake announcement has been – and continues to be – discussed on many TV and genre forums including Britmovie – British Film Forums; The Mausoleum Club forum; TV Gold Forum; and Digital Spy. Il rebirth della serie è discusso sul Web site del I sopravvissuti.
A quick bit of research has uncovered a fair bit of commentary in the blogosphere on the Survivors remake accouncement. Amongst the comments found so far are the following: Half a Dozen Streets and a Bit of Waste Land – is enthusiastic about the announcement, but raises ‘three causes for concern’; Greenman’s Occasional Organ –… Read More Survivors remake announcement – blog commentary
A mini-interview with Adrian Hodges, the lead scriptwriter on the new series of Survivors, appears in the February 2008 issue of DeathRay. Several key facts emerge: Hodges has ‘very strong memories’ of watching the original series in his student days It was the BBC that suggested that Hodges pitch the idea of a Survivors remake… Read More DeathRay – mini-interview with new series scriptwriter Adrian Hodges
Several important questions are answered in a mini-interview with new series Survivors producer Kate Harwood in SFX magazine in February 2008: The remake will stay ‘close to the original’ in several key respects – not least in setting events in motion through the spread of a global pandemic The new series will be based on… Read More SFX mini-interview with Survivors executive producer Kate Harwood
SFX has published an online preview of its upcoming mini-interview with BBC Head of Series and Serials Kate Harwood. In it, Harwood reveals that The series will be based on Terry Nation’s 1976 Survivors novel rather than directly on the story arc of the series one TV scripts The production team are aware of the… Read More SFX – online preview of mini-interview with producer Harwood
Media weekly Broadcast publicises news of the Survivors remake confirmation in a brief news report: BBC to revive cult 1970s plague drama Survivors The BBC is making a modern version of cult 1970s drama series Survivors, writes Liz Thomas. The BBC1 show will be set in the present day but will follow the post-apocalyptic premise… Read More Broadcast reports on remake confirmation
The Forbidden Planet International blog reports on the BBC’s announcement that it will be remaking Survivors.
The advertising and marketing database Brand Republic has picked up on the BBC’s Survivors remake announcement, basing a short news story of the BBC Press Release. The full text of the article is only available to Brand Republic subscribers.
On 22 November 2007 the BBC News site confirmed that a new series of Survivors will soon enter production, following the successful conclusion of negotiations with the estate of Terry Nation for the rights. The new series will be made in-house by the BBC Drama Department, and will be executive produced by Sue Hogg. The… Read More BBC confirms new series of Survivors is green-lit