Aw, man! ITV have announced that they’re cancelling Primeval, so it won’t be returning for a fourth series. This is an utter disaster.
I’ve been watching Primeval alongside the BBC’s Robin Hood since both began their third series – and Primeval has been wiping the floor with the pansy outlaw and his Emo adversary. OK, I get that Primeval eats up the special effects budget, but it’s really worth it, and with a little intelligence they could have marketed it overseas too. Damnit.
Having skipped the first two series of the show, I found myself as a Primeval newbie in series 3. After the first few episodes of the series, they killed off Cutter and got rid of Claudia Brown (or whatever she was called). In came Sarah Page and Danny Quinn. Quinn especially was an unlikely action hero, looking very unconventional but behaving in a brilliantly gung-ho manner. I had high hopes for him, but he’s now stuck in the past with a bunch of hairy half-humans, stranded by ITV’s decision to cull the show.
How long before he decides to mate with them, thereby irreversably fucking up the fossil records forever?
Anyway, having grown fond of the show over the last ten weeks, I’ll miss Danny’s thoughtless leaping into scary prehistoric situations and baiting Valociraptors. I might even miss Abby and Connor a little bit. I’ll certainly miss those femme fatales – Christine Johnston and the MILF-ishly evil Helen Cutter – but then they got themselves eaten by razor-toothed dinosaurs anyway…
What will you miss about Primeval?