The SyFy Channel is bringing more International TV series to American cable viewers. Their latest acquisition is the British/Canadian TV drama Primeval: New World. The SyFy Channel also announced their partnership with online streaming service Hulu to bring Primeval: New World to online audiences and cord-cutters.
Deadline.com reports, Primeval: New World will premiere in a few weeks on Canada’s Space Channel and is a spin-off of the popular British TV series Primeval. The new series will follow the same premise as Primeval but take place in Vancouver, British Columbia instead of England. The series will follow a team of scientist who investigate a series of strange anomalies and fictional phenomena that act as pre-historic portals through time. Primeval: New World will feature actors Niall Matter (Eureka), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), and Danny Rahim (Young James Herriot).
The 13-episode series will find its way to an American audience in 2013. The foreign series will join other International SyFy Channel acquisitions including Lost Girl (Canada), Merlin (United Kingdom), and Sinbad (United Kingdom). Primeval: New World will also be joining new SyFy series including Defiance, Proof, and Continuum in 2013.
The series was created by writers Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, who is known for being the Executive Story Editors and Co-Producers of Star Trek: Enterprise and Staff Writers and Supervising Producers of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. Primeval: New World will also be led by Executive Producers Martin Wood and Gillian Horvath (Sanctuary).
It will also be available for streaming on demand on Hulu and Hulu+ in 2013. The online streaming service is expanding their slate of original and newly acquired TV series including MisFits and Spoilers.