International Bon Vivant and Raconteur (nick_kaufmann) wrote,
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur

Goodbye, Primeval. You Were Cool.

In terrible TV Nerd news, ITV has pulled the plug on Primeval, confirming that it won't be back for a fourth year.

A shame. This series about scientists vs. time-traveling dinosaurs (I know!) really grew on me over the course of its three seasons, the third of which is currently airing on BBC America on Saturday nights. There's talk of a feature film and a U.S. TV series, but I suspect both will wind up being remakes and not continuations of existing plotlines with the same cast. I really liked where things were heading with more revelations about the nature of the time anomalies, and I really, really liked the cast, so color me extra bummed.

Season three so far has been particularly bonkers, seemingly killing off the series' main character and introducing some new, interesting ones, like Dr. Sarah Page, who can't quite believe she's tracking dinosaurs through modern England, and Danny Quinn, an ex-cop who lost his brother to, yes, a dinosaur. With Jenny Lewis resigning from the team, it may be one cast shake-up too many for me, but at least the series is trying to keep itself fresh.

Or was trying to, anyway. We'll see where Primeval goes from here, but until then, I'll just have to make do with the remaining season three episodes and my memories of the fun I had playing with my plastic dinosaurs when I was little.
Tags: primeval, tv nerd
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