London production company Buccaneer Media has set a spinoff series to the film ROBOT OVERLORDS that starred Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, Callan McAuliffe, James Tarpey and Ella Hunt. The independent sci-fi adventure film was written by Jon Wright and Mark Stay, with Wright in the director’s chair. The two are behind the series, which follows a group of survivors following the invasion of Earth by alien robots. Piers Tempes, who produced the film, is returning to produce the series along with Tony Wood. Garnering positive critical and audience attention in the U.K., the North American video release is set for this summer. The show is being set to bring the explosive story to a wider audience.
In regards to the development of the series, Wood remarked,
I’m thrilled to be working with Piers Tempest and Jon Wright to reimagine Robot Overlords for an international family TV audience. Robot Overlords is a great British sci-fi brand in the tradition of classics such as Quatermass and Doctor Who — packed with special effects and rebellious excitement.”