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Luther writer sets targets on bringing back Sapphire And Steel…

March 9th, 2016 by James Campbell Comments

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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.

Source: Cultbox

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My name is James and I am a long time fan of Movies, TV and Comics. I am currently a student, wrapping up my education at Aberystwyth University. I have an undergraduate degree in film and television and I’m working on my Masters in scriptwriting. My personal favourite comic character is the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and I view the film adaptation as one of the most horrifying experiences I have had in a movie theatre. As far as film and television go, I am usually willing to give any genre a try, as long as the project is well executed.