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Primeval: New World was a Canadian television program, and a spin-off to the original British Primeval series. New World was set in Vancouver, Canada, and followed a new Anomaly research team: the Special Projects Group.


Space originally announced on 7 March, 2012 that production for Primeval: New World was underway. One season of Primeval: New World containing thirteen 45 minute episodes was subsequently produced and developed in association with Space and Impossible Pictures. The episodes subsequently aired on Space in late 2012 - early 2013 and on Watch in late 2013.

On 21 February 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Primeval: New World had been cancelled after a single season. Low ratings for the series caused Space and Bell Media to decide against renewing the show for a second season. However, attempts have been made to try and change the decision to cancel Primeval: New World and get the show renewed for a second season.[1] Since 2013, no other broadcaster has expressed interest in renewing New World.


Primeval: New World follows the Special Projects Group of Cross Photonics - a team of animal experts and scientists led by Cross Photonics visionary inventor Evan Cross - and their investigation into the Anomalies and their attempts to combat the creatures which come through them and put them back where they belong to stop history from changing.

As the team slowly discovers the events, secrets and circumstances surrounding the 2006 Albertosaurus incursion which led to the team coming together in the first place, a secondary focus is on Colonel Hall's secret plans for the Anomalies and the creatures through Project Magnet.


Episode title Serial number Director Writer(s) Air date Main creature(s)
The New World 1 Martin Wood Judith Reeves-Stevens,
Garfield Reeves-Stevens
29 October, 2012 Pteranodon
Sisiutl 2 Andy Mikita Judith Reeves-Stevens,
Garfield Reeves-Stevens
5 November, 2012 Titanoboa
Fear of Flying 3 Mike Rohl Jon Cooksey 12 November, 2012 Jurassic Beetle
Angry Birds 4 Andy Mikita Gillian Horvath 19 November, 2012 Terror Bird
Undone 5 Mike Rohl Sarah Dodd 26 November, 2012 Lycaenops
Clean Up on Aisle Three 6 Amanda Tapping Peter Hume 3 December, 2012 Daemonosaurus
Babes in the Woods 7 Andy Mikita Katherine Collins 10 December, 2012 Ornitholestes
Truth 8 Amanda Tapping Gillian Horvath 17 December, 2012 Pachycephalosaurus
Albertosaurus (hallucination)
Breakthrough 9 Andy Mikita Judith Reeves-Stevens,
Garfield Reeves-Stevens
22 January, 2013 Triceratops
The Great Escape 10 Amanda Tapping Dennis Heaton 29 January, 2013 Terror Bird
The Inquisition 11 Martin Wood Jon Cooksey 5 February, 2013 -
The Sound of Thunder: Part 1 12 Martin Wood Peter Hume 12 February, 2013 Brontoscorpio
The Sound of Thunder: Part 2 13 Martin Wood Gillian Horvath,
Katherine Collins
19 February, 2013 Albertosaurus


Main cast

Guest cast


Additional scenes

The DVD release of Primeval: New World includes several modified and additional scenes in some episodes, that were not in the original Canadian broadcast version:

  • The New WorldEvan has his flashback of the 2006 Albertosaurus incursion after returning to the Tank from the Anomaly hunt with Drake in Stanley Park instead of at the end of the episode.
  • Clean Up on Aisle Three - After the Canadian Tire security guard's body and the Hindu artefact are found, Dylan sings a Hindu lullaby as Mac and Evan watch, then explains the song's significance to them.
  • Babes in the Woods - At the very end, there is an epilogue scene at the end, in which Ken Leeds and Major Douglas arrive back at the military laboratory from Mount Seymour and discuss the former's loyalties.


  • Primeval: New World was split into two parts, the first part consisting of episodes 1 - 8, and the second of episodes 9 - 13.
  • This is currently the last canon Primeval content made.
  • New World never featured any creatures from the future.
  • Primeval: New Worlds website claimed that sixteen CGI models were created for the series but only twelve prehistoric creatures were seen and one present day bear.
  • Some early synopsis' of the series said that Connor Temple would travel to Vancouver in the first episode, to set up a new Anomaly research team, however, he just encountered the Special Projects Group.
  • Primeval: New World was broadcast for the first time in Spain on Syfy on the 10th November 2016. It was marketed under the title Primeval: El Nuevo Mundo, translating to Primeval: The New World.




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