“?if anyone can survive out there, wherever they are, whenever they are, it?s them. They?re three of the most stubborn, resourceful, stupidly brave people I?ve ever had the good fortune to work with.? James Lester
Launching on December the 22nd to coincide with the return of the critically acclaimed, smash hit adventure series Primeval, ITV.com will be offering viewers five unique and exciting webisodes that reveal what happened between the devastating end of series 3, and the exciting start of series 4
After the disastrous mission to save Connor, Abby and Danny at the end of series 3 failed, the ARC and its team faced massive upheaval.? This series of exclusive 5 x 5 mins webisodes will uncover what really happened;?see how the ARC was resurrected by new boss Philip Burton (Alexander Siddig), and how new team members, Matt and Jess, were selected.? With a first look at the team?s new gadgets and a slick new ARC building, this is a must-see for any Primeval fan!
The webisodes will be launching on a brand new Primeval website that will bring a monstrous amount of new content to fans including a brilliant interactive quiz, in depth character profiles, a monster gallery – and also be the centre of all of Primeval’s social media activity.
Ben Freeman, Senior Editor for Soaps & Drama on ITV.com said: ?We are delighted to be working with Impossible Pictures to offer fans of the show this new strand of thrilling content that builds on the excitement in the show. ITV.com is dedicated to enriching and extending the programme experience for viewers with exclusive online content, behind-the-scenes access and Catch-up.?
Tim Haines, Creative Director of Impossible Pictures Ltd, adds ?We are delighted that ITV.com will be showing this unique content as it will not only help viewers connect the end of series three with the start of series four, but it will also give our loyal fans 15 minutes of thrilling new visual material that will whet their appetites in advance of the start of the new season of the series.?
The brand new series will be roaring back on to ITV1?s screens this January thanks to a ground-breaking deal between ITV, multichannel broadcaster, UKTV, and producers Impossible Pictures.
Returning to the action and facing an increasing menagerie of terrors from the past and future, Hannah Spearritt, Ben Miller, Andrew – Lee Potts, and Ben Mansfield will be stepping beyond the anomalies to keep the world safe from unimaginable dangers ? aided by the surprise return of some notable guest stars from earlier series. In addition, the new series sees the arrival of new faces and a new ARC?
Ciar?n McMenamin (Silent Witness, Jericho), Alexander Siddig (Clash of the Titans, 24, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Ruth Kearney (Gracie) join the team at the ARC after the government loses faith in Lester?s (Ben Miller) ability to run such a dangerous and expensive operation on his own.? The anomaly operation is now a public/private partnership, part-owned by the government, and partly by charismatic scientist Philip Burton (Alexander Siddig).