Andrew Lee Potts chatted to Digital Spy about Primeval. They talked about the possible movie and more. A really nice interview:
Andrew-Lee Potts has said that the Primeval movie might still happen.
The science fiction drama ran for five series from 2007 to 2011, having been axed and recommissioned after its third run. A spin-off movie was first announced by ITV and Warner Bros in May 2009 but never came to pass.
“I think Warner Bros still have the rights to the movie,” Potts told Digital Spy. “It would have been incredible and who knows, who knows?
“Dinosaurs went through a bit of a craze and maybe dinosaurs are quietening down for robots on the big screen at the moment, but you just know they’ll always make a comeback.”
He added: “You never know, it might happen a long while down the line when I’m an old man and I’ll just make a cameo.
“To be honest, it was just pretty cool that Warners thought the show was good enough to buy the rights to it.”
Potts said of the end of the show: “It made a big footprint. A dino-sized footprint. God, don’t quote that.
“Obviously when a show gets successful, people think it should run for ages. And I do meet people daily, who ask when the new series is coming and that’s really, really sweet.”
He continued: “It was lovely to go out and bookend the Canadian series last year, that was a different experience, but the UK show feels like it was a quite long while in the past for me now.
“I loved the show and it was so much fun. It was such an exciting project because nobody knew it was going to work, and then suddenly we had action figures and it was selling all around the world. People seemed to really, really enjoy it and really connected with the characters.
“I guess for kids of a certain age it was a huge part of their childhood and it will stick with them because of that. Just like I don’t forget Thundercats. Hopefully we made a big enough imprint in the sand that we’ll last forever in people’s memories.”
Of the possibility of the show ever returning, Potts added: “Never say never about it coming back, but I don’t think there’s any plans to do it.
“We went out with a strong series and I’m content with that. It will always have a little spot in my heart.”
Andrew-Lee Potts is currently starring in By Any Means, airing Sunday nights at 9pm on BBC One.