The Jim Henson Company Awards UK License for Cult Classic Series Farscape to BSKYB
In time for the celebration of its 15th Anniversary, the cult sci-fi series Farscape has just been licensed by the U.K.’s BSKYB for broadcast on PICK, with the entire series set to debut on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 6:55 PM.
The original Farscape series, which consists of 88 x 60 minute episodes, is known for fusing live-action, state of the art puppetry, prosthetics, and CGI that was state of the art at the time. The series was hailed by TV Guide as one of the 25 Best Cult TV Shows, garnering two prestigious Saturn Awards and being nominated for a Primetime Emmy.
“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.”
“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,” added Stephen Ladlow, Director of PICK. “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.”