Primeval: New World – the Canadian spin-off from the the original UK series – debuts on Watch this week.
The series follows a specialised team of animal experts and scientists who discover dinosaurs and other dangerous predators emerging onto the streets of modern-day Vancouver through strange anomalies in time.
Andrew Lee Potts guest stars in the first episode as Connor Temple from the original UK series. Regular cast members include Niall Matter (Eureka, Stargate Atlantis, 90210) and Sara Canning.
Led by Evan Cross (Matter), an enterprising inventor and visionary hero, the team is comprised of predator attack expert and specialist in animal behaviour Dylan Weir (Canning), security specialist Mac Rendell (Danny Rahim, Eastenders), and physics prodigy Toby Nance (Crystal Lowe, Smallville).
Ange Finch (Miranda Frigon, Heartland), Evan’s oldest friend and business partner, keeps things afloat while Evan and his group track the escapee dinosaurs, with the overeager help of Lieutenant Ken Leeds (Geoff Gustafson, Hot Tub Time Machine), head of the government’s decommissioned department for investigating alien life and other mysteries.
Featuring over 70 impressive visual effects in each of the gripping 13 one-hour episodes, Primeval: New World also includes 16 land, sea, sky and sand creatures created by Atmosphere Visual Effects, supervised by Mark Savela (Stargate Universe).
Primeval: New World, Tuesdays at 9pm from 8 January on Watch.