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Friday, March 21, 2014

"Farscape" Returns to UK TV on Pick

From licensing.biz
by Billy Langsworthy

The series, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, will start airing on Pick on Monday, April 21st. 
    
Cult sci-fi series Farscape is returning to UK TV screens after The Jim Henson Company licensed the entire series to BSKYB for broadcast on Pick.

The series, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, will start airing on Pick on 6.55pm, Monday, April 21st.

“Farscape has an incredible level of brand equity with people around the globe, and the fan base continues to grow with each new generation of young viewers embracing the amazing stories and engaging characters,” said Richard Goldsmith, EVP global distribution, The Jim Henson Company.


"The timing of BSKYB’s broadcast is perfect to celebrate the series 15th anniversary.”

Stephen Ladlow, director of Pick, added: “Produced by the coveted Jim Henson Company, it is easy to see why Farscape is such a unique sci-fi series that has attracted an amazing cult status across the globe. 

“It is a privilege to be able to celebrate its 15th Anniversary with fans and viewers in the UK by broadcasting the series from its beginning on Pick.”

Farscape is made up of 88 one-hour episodes and has been deemed by TV Guide as one of the 25 Best Cult TV Shows.

The show was the first original series to air on SyFy and has since spawned comics, games, a novel and magazine. A special collectors set was released for the first time on Blu-ray and on DVD in November 2013 by Cinedigm.

Farscape follows astronaut John Crichton who finds himself thrust into an alien battlefield following a freak accident during a space mission.

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