Primeval is a British science fiction drama television show produced by Impossible Pictures for ITV. It was created by Tim Haines and Adrian Hodges. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on 10 February, 2007, running for five series.
Primeval follows a secret government research team, which is tasked with investigating doorways through time and space called Anomalies which are opening and allowing deadly creatures from across Earth's distant past and future to cross into and run rampant in the present. While predicting and discovering more about the Anomalies, the team must also contain the creatures and send them back through to their time periods whenever possible.
On 15 June, 2009, after the broadcast of Series 3 of the show, ITV announced that they had cancelled the show and that there would not be a fourth series. However, on 29 September 2009, it was announced that a deal had been struck between ITV and fellow television channel Watch to revive the programme, and two more series of the show were produced back-to-back and transmitted between January and June, 2011.
Fans have hoped following the full broadcast of Series 4 and 5 for the original Primeval show to be renewed for a sixth series. However, the producers claimed that it would not be produced if at all until 2013, and have expressed doubt that there will be a Series 6. With 2013 past, it seems unlikely that Primeval will get another series.
The show also got a canadian spin-off series called Primeval: New World following another Anomaly research team located in Vancouver.