Blakes Seven Remake for Sky One

Sky One has is developing a remake of ’70s classic BBC SF series Blake Seven. Although the broadcaster hasn’t committed yet to making the series it has given the greenlight to the development of scripts for two 60-minute pilots.

"The time is ripe for a revival of a show that represents the best traditions of the genre, not to mention one of the best-loved and most successful dramas of all time," says Elaine Pyke commissioning editor for drama at Sky.

Sky is working alongside Blake's 7 Productions, a subsidiary of Blake's 7 Media which has produced a number of audio dramas based on the series starring Colin Salmon and Daniela Nardini.