It’s getting to the stage where you’ll struggle to name a cult retro sci-fi show that hasn’t been rebooted. We’ve seen “Star Trek,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “V,” “Doctor Who,” and “The Prisoner” all return to screens in some form or another during the past decade, and they’re likely just the tip of the iceberg. For those unfamiliar with "Blake’s 7," it was a British sci-fi show which ran for 52 episodes on the BBC between 1978 and 1981 and followed a group of renegades and convicted criminals on their interstellar adventures. Think “Firefly,” but you know, more camp.
Indie TV studio Georgeville Television has got Campbell on board to direct a script penned by Joe Pokaski ("CSI," "Heroes") which will hopefully aim to modernise Terry Nation’s cult series. Sky1 in the U.K. previously attempted to revive the series but that fell through in 2010, and perhaps that was a good thing because we’d quite like to see the show through the big-budget prism of an American network if at all possible. Campbell’s a great name for them to get on board early on, but we’ll have to wait and see what kind of cast they can attract or if a network will be tempted to take a punt on reviving a cult British series. Our advice: don’t lose that kick-ass theme tune. [Deadline]