Canada's Space Channel Cancels 'Primeval: New World'

Primeval: New World One Sheet - P 2013

Primeval: New World One Sheet - P 2013

The Sara Canning-starring dino drama, a Canadian spinoff of the ITV sci-fi series, will not be returning to the network after a rookie-season run.

TORONTO -- Canada’s Space channel is not giving a second-season order to Primeval: New World, the local spinoff of the Primeval sci-fi series on ITV.

Space-parent Bell Media said it will not renew the Sara Canning and Neil Matter-starring dino drama from Omni Film Productions and British partner Impossible Pictures.

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Weak ratings explain the decision to allow the Canadian-British co-production that used extensive elements from the British sci-fi drama to go the way of the dinosaurs on Space.

The series, which sees Canning play a predator-attack expert and Matter an inventor and visionary hero, is still to air on Syfy stateside after a sale by international distributor Entertainment One.