Primeval returns on New Year’s Day 2011 for its fourth series on STV - which picks up 12 months after its previous cliffhanger.
One year after the death of Johnson and the disappearance of three key ARC personnel (Danny, Connor and Abby), the government has lost faith in Lester’s abilities to run such a dangerous and expensive operation on his own. For that reasons they’ve placed the ARC in the hands of a public/private partnership, part-owned by the government, and partly by entrepreneurial scientist Philip Burton.
Meanwhile, following Connor, Abby and Danny’s departure, the ARC found new recruits to take their place: Matt, new field leader, now handles the incursions and unconventional Jess now runs operations from the ARC Control Centre. Becker has resigned from the military when the ARC was destroyed, living with a sense of responsibility for the original team going missing.
During the year they spent stranded in the Cretaceous, Connor and Abby eeked out an existence by eating roots and grubs and learning when to run fast from the creatures that threaten their lives. It’s an experience that has brought them closer together, in every sense. But their time there has taken its toll… So what will happen next? To find out, watch Primeval on Saturday evenings on STV.
Primeval is to film a post-watershed spin-off later this year, it has been announced.