Blake’s 7 remake won’t air on Xbox Live

Microsoft boss dashes hopes that Blake’s 7 remake will debut on XBox Live

Paul Darrow played fan-favourite antihero Avon in the show, which originally ran from 1978 to 1981.
Paul Darrow played fan-favourite antihero Avon in the show, which originally ran from 1978 to 1981.

Responding to rumours that Xbox Live was about to fund and air a remake of the classic Terry Nation sci-fi serial Blake’s 7, Microsoft boss Kate Barnes – hired in February 2013 to oversee the generation of original content for the platform – debunked the speculation unequivocally.

Barnes told Den Of Geek, “I think the rumours took on a lot of speed because sci-fi is obviously something at the heart of Xbox, but no, there’s nothing to that.”

Pick up all four original series of Blake’s 7 on DVD for £47.98 from Amazon.co.uk.