Syfy’s Blake’s 7 remake gets 13 episodes

Syfy’s Blake 7 remake gets 13 episodes from Green Lantern’s Martin Campbell

Paul Darrow played fan-favourite antihero Avon
Paul Darrow played fan-favourite antihero Avon

Syfy and Freemantle International have confirmed they’ve ordered a 13-episode remake of classic British sci-fi show Blake’s 7, to be written by Heroes‘ Joe Pokaski  and directed by Green Lantern‘s Martin Campbell.

Blake’s 7 was such a forward-thinking concept that the show continues to have resonance with audiences today,” said David Ellender, CEO FremantleMedia International.

“Its complex characters and gritty storylines, coupled with the highly talented team and modern production techniques are sure to appeal to both original fans of the show and new viewers.”

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