10 years since it began, could Primeval ever return?

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Today marks exactly ten years since the first ever episode of Primeval aired.

ITV’s sci-fi series started as a competitor to Doctor Who in the Saturday evening family drama slot, but quickly grew into something far more interesting. It was a show that, rather appropriately, evolved a lot over its lifetime – but even if nothing else was consistent (which was sometimes the case), you could always count on Primeval to be entertaining.

This summer it will be six years since the final episode of Primeval. And this month also marks four years since its Canadian spin-off series, Primeval: New World, came to an end. In wake of that, there have been a lot of fans clamouring for the show to return – it’s a sign of how popular the show once was that it maintains this devoted fanbase still, with Twitter accounts and petitions and a meaningful cult following all hoping that, one day, they’ll see their favourite show once more.

Now, to be honest – I suspect the answer to this question is a fairly resolute no. If Primeval is ever to return, it’ll be essentially as a reboot – or at least a continuation in the same vein as Primeval: New World, with fairly limited connection to the original show. Heck, I might bring it back myself one day. Why not, right?

But, since today is ten years since the first episode of Primeval, it’s been on my mind a lot. Stick around for a set of review to celebrate this anniversary!

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