Martin Campbell’s remake of the classic BBC sci-fi series Blake’s 7 has officially landed at Syfy, Deadline reports. We first heard about the project from the Green Lantern director and indie TV producers Georgeville Television last month when they were planning to shop the series to American networks.
The pilot is being written by Heroes and CSI writer and supervising producer Joe Pokaski with Campbell directing the pilot. Syfy has set up a deal with Georgeville where it will agree to a 13-episode season if executives like the script.
The original series was created by Doctor Who writer extraordinaire Terry Nation in 1978 and featured a Dirty Dozen/Suicide Squad-esque group of criminals trying to make good by serving out their sentences doing some good instead of being executed.