KCET Unleashes Science Fiction Thriller 'Primeval' in Southern California June 27

KCET UNLEASHES SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER, 'PRIMEVAL' IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BEGINNING JUNE 27

SPECIAL PRESENTATION WITH KTLA'S SAM RUBIN AIRS JUNE 24 AT 9 PM

Spectacular British adventure series follows a team of scientists investigating "rips in time," which allow ferocious prehistoric and futuristic creatures to unexpectedly travel into the present-day, placing humanity at risk

Burbank, CA - June 7, 2012 - KCET proudly unleashes Primeval to Southern California audiences, a spectacular adventure series from creators Tim Haines (Walking with Dinosaurs) and Adrian Hodges (My Week with Marilyn), and the first regular science fiction series to climb onto the station's screen.  Primeval will debut under the "KCET Presents" banner on Sunday, June 24 at 9 p.m. with a special introduction by KTLA's Sam Rubin.  Exclusive to KCET in Southern California, the series will then air every Wednesday at 8 p.m. beginning June 27 and span the first four seasons.

 

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as both "child-friendly and entertaining for adults," the British ITV series follows a team of scientists assigned to investigate "rips in time" called anomalies across the UK.  These anomalies allow prehistoric and futuristic creatures to enter the present, and appear in the most unexpected places, jeopardizing lives and placing humanity at risk.

 

The Primeval adventure begins with the episode "Leapin Lizards," which follows the efforts of Professor Nick Carter (Douglas Henshall) and his associates--a friend and colleague Stephen Hart (James Murray), a student Connor Temple (Andrew-Lee Potts) and a zookeeper Abby Maitland (Hannah Spearritt)--after a horde of mysterious creatures wreak havoc on the Forest of Dean.  Professor Cutter's wife, scientist Helen Cutter (Juliet Aubrey), who was presumed dead for eight years, appears to have been traveling through the anomalies. Some of the creatures terrorizing modern day include Carnivorous, 10-foot-long insect from the future; Swimming Thropod, a dinosaur found in southern England from the middles Jurassic period; and Coelurosauravus, a flying reptile from the Permian period, about 250 million years ago.

 

"We're excited to introduce our viewers to such a different type of genre on our air," said Bohdan Zachary, KCET's vice president of Broadcasting and Program Development.  "With incredible computer graphics and a love story twist, Primeval is a nail-biting action-packed program the whole family can enjoy."

 

Primeval first broadcast in the UK in 2007 and has since expanded to gain international popularity.    For more information on Primeval, and to read full episode descriptions visit http://www.kcet.org/shows/primeval.  Season five is currently airing in the UK.

 

ABOUT KCET

On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org

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