Do you remember Sapphire and Steel… no? That’s not surprising considering that in only ran for 3 series between 1979 and 1982. The show was meant to be ITV’s answer to Doctor Who, but the series never really took off. In the years since though, it has grown quite a cult fanbase, which seems to include Neil Cross (Luther).
In a recent interview Cross described the show as, “A late ‘70s science-fiction horror show, which had an incredibly low budget, so every single episode was a bottle episode where the enemy is time itself … so it would tell ghost stories and monster stories but in every episode somehow time was the villain”. Cross went on to say that, “There’s a broadcaster in the UK that’s very, very keen to do it”.
Overall, there hasn’t been anything else mentioned about the project, so I can’t say I am overly excited at this point. However, after binging Luther over the Christmas holidays, Cross has my trust. So call me cautiously optimistic at this point.