Sky1 axes plans for Blake's 7 remake

SKY1 has abandoned plans to remake classic sci-fi series Blake’s 7 after announcing back in 2008 it was going ahead.

Sky bought the rights off BBC for the series which it planned to remake as part of a commitment to producing more British drama for the channel.

A Sky spokeswoman said: “Following the development process we have decided not to produce Blake’s 7. However, Sky continues to invest heavily in original drama and it remains at the heart of our plans.

“We have just announced an extended run for the second series of Chris Ryan’s Strike Back and we’ll soon be unveiling a new long-running series for primetime.”

The Blake’s 7 remake was announced while former Sky1 controller Richard Woolfe was at the helm but now with Stuart Murphy in charge, the emphasis has been place don “warmer” scripted shows.

Source: Digital Spy


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