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Survivors: A Prediction

November 23rd, 2008 (07:36 pm)

We've been told that one of the characters in the reimagined Survivors, familiar as a regular from the 1970s series, will be killed off in the first episode. I'd anticipate that it will be Jenny, played in the original series by Lucy Fleming, and who tonight will be played by Freema Agyeman. My reasoning is that Jenny ended up as the principal continuing character through all three series of the 1970s version; furthermore, Terry Nation had originally intended to kill her off two-thirds of the way through the first series, and this series takes as its inspiration Nation's novel, which is true to his original plan of the series, rather than the TerenceDudleyfied version which was transmitted.

I might be wrong, but if Freema is in the rest of this series she's been kept very, very busy this year!


Posted by: K. (infinitemonkeys)
Posted at: November 23rd, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
General: Ravages of intelligence

If that's right, I wonder if they're attempting to pull a Spooks. First season they got someone who was Casualty-level well known, and who appeared to be part of the team they were establishing, and then killed her off via neo-Nazis and a deep fat fryer in episode two, to a chorus of press howling, complaints to the BBC and, of course, acres and acres of publicity.

It's a smart move if you can pull it off.