Magazine article Screen International

'Robot Overlords' TV Series in the Works

Magazine article Screen International

'Robot Overlords' TV Series in the Works

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Robot Overlords, the UK sci-fifeature starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley, is to get a spin-offTV series overseen by Tony Wood's Buccaneer Media.

The agreement, signed with Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford's Tempo Productions who produced the movie, will see Buccaneer Media create a TV series set in a parallel universe to the original movie, which features a group of survivors following the invasion of Earth by alien robots.

Robert Overlords director Jon Wright announced the adaptation at MCM London Comic Con.

Wood is a British drama producer that worked on long-running soap Coronation Street for 12 years as well as Desi Rascals and Nickelodeon's live action kid's series House of Anubis.

Wood said the TV series of Robot Overlords would "reimagine" the story "for an international family TV audience", compariing it to classic British sci-fibrands such as Quatermass and Doctor Who - "packed with special effects and rebellious excitement". …

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