Imagine a world where prehistoric creatures, such as dinosaurs, thrive as if the big meteor blast didn't obliterate their species. They are alive and well, and it is happening in the present. Due to some weird anomaly, creatures from the very earliest stages of Earth's life are finding their way to the modern era by ripping holes in the fabric of time.
Sure it can be fascinating and interesting, but at the same time there's a reason why dinosaurs and humans weren't put in the same era. As such, humanity faces a threat to its very existence.
Taking its cue from the blockbuster hits Jurassic Park, this is the premise behind Primeval
. This strange new world will come alive to viewers as it opens tonight at 9pm on BBC America.
stars Douglas Henshall
as evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter who stumbles upon this world and must then confront these seriously beastly opponents. To complicate matters even further, Cutter's wife Helen, a fellow scientist who disappeared eight years ago is apparently not dead, but has been roaming through time. However, she also holds the key to how to bring these creatures to the epoch they are meant to inhabit.
Also joining the fan are Cutter's research assistant Stephen Hart, zoologist Abby Maitland, and student paleontologist Connor Temple. Meanwhile, government bureaucrats James Lester and Claudia Brown insist they have to keep the danger secret from the public.
On its first installment tonight, Primeval
had Cutter having to investigate strange sightings of a yet unknown animal in the Forest of Dean. He takes his gang to venture into this forest, which they discover is inhabited by the strangest pet ever. As they would figure out, the forest is not a safe place as night falls.
premiers tonight at 9 pm on BBC America.
-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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