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Survivors gets a second series

26/12/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Survivors, the BBC's post-plague adventure sci-fi series has been recommissioned for a second series.

The drama has been given the green light for another six episodes to broadcast next year. The original series launched in April 1975 on BBC One and ran for 38 episodes over three series. BBC Drama Production acquired the rights to develop the drama series from the Terry Nation Estate in 2007. Survivors launched on BBC One on 23 November 2008 and is based on the novel written by Terry Nation.

Jay Hunt, Controller, BBC One, said, "Survivors felt slick and strangely timely in this autumn's schedule. I look forward to its return in 2009."

Ben Stephenson, BBC Controller, told SFcrowsnest, "I am delighted Survivors will be returning in 2009 with Adrian Hodges at the helm - it's been a thrilling and emotional journey, and I look forward to more twists and turns in series two."

The cast list for series one included Robyn Addison (The Street; Casualty); Nikki Amuka-Bird (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency; Five Days); Max Beesley (Hotel Babylon); Julie Graham (William And Mary; Bonekickers); Paterson Joseph (Jekyll; The Beach; Peep Show); Phillip Rhys (24; Nip Tuck; Flatland); Zoe Tapper (Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky; The Last Van Helsing); and young newcomer Chahak Patel.

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