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The BBC is reporting that UK satellite channel Sky One has given the green light for the development of two 60-minute scripts for a “potential event series” reviving the classic SF series.
Blake’s 7 is one of my all-time favorites — it never made quite as big a splash over here as Doctor Who, but I loved it from the minute I saw my first few episodes on Atlanta’s public TV station in 1988. I’ve recently been working my way through my DVDs of the series, and a 21st-century remake, where the SFX can finally be as brilliant as the writing, would make me very happy. (Hell, Farscape was pretty much a Blake’s 7 remake — one of the reasons why I loved that show, too!)
For the record, my wish list for a remake cast:
Blake: David Morrissey
Avon: Burn Gorman
Not sure who’d I’d like to see as Villa, Gan, Jenna or the rest of the supporting cast…. your thoughts?