PRIMEVAL Episode 1 Pictures

Primeval - Connor (Andrew Lee Potts) and Abby (Hannah Spearritt)

PRIMEVAL is an all new show coming from across the pond about a zoologist, Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall), who discovers that prehistoric creatures are living in the present day. With his newly assembled team, Nick will try to uncover the truth behind this new discovery, but the thing is it’s not easy to send a huge dinosaur back from where it came from.

I don’t know how they do it, but the Brits just come up with great shows, and Primeval is another one that you should check out. We will have a review coming up soon with more details about the first episode, but for now enjoy the pictures from the first episode below.

Don’t forget to watch Primeval season one premiere on Saturday, August 9, at 9pm on BBC America.

Read all our Primeval coverage here.

Episode Synopsis: Nick Cutter is an evolutionary zoologist who finds himself confronted with the subject of his studies in a way he could never have imagined. Prompted by the enthusiasm of his geeky-but-brilliant graduate student, Connor Temple, Professor Cutter and his lab technician, Stephen Hart, go to investigate strange sightings of an unknown animal in the forest. Meanwhile, Abby Maitland, a zoo worker, is discovering that the forest is also home to the strangest pet she’s ever seen. Could a small lizard, picked up by a young boy in the woods, really be an entirely new species? Determined to find out more, Abby and the boy head off, but as night falls the forest becomes a frightening place.
Claudia Brown, the government official in charge of investigating rogue animal sightings is hoping Cutter will dismiss the sightings as fake, but when Cutter invites Claudia along to join the search, the animal is all too real. When they go down to the woods, they find a petrified Abby face to face with a Scutosaurus – a giant beast straight from the Permian Era of 250 million years ago. Terrifyingly though, this creature seems to be the least of their worries. Abby is convinced the Scutosaurus is vegetarian, so how can they explain the sickening sight of a dead cow hauled high into a tree?
The young boy’s tales of a flesh-hungry monster at his window may sound like nonsense to his mother, but his story confirms Cutter’s worst fears – a savage Gorgonopsid, one of the most dangerous predators of the Permian Era, is also on the loose and it becomes a race against time to track the beast before it finds its next meal. Where on earth are these creatures coming from? Are they an evolutionary throwback? Or an experimental hybrid perhaps?

Primeval - Connor (Andrew Lee Potts), Stephen (James Murray), Cutter (Douglas Henshall), Claudia (Lucy Brown) Primeval - Captain Tom (Mark Wakeling) and Cutter (Douglas Henshall)

Primeval - Abby (Hannah Spearritt)

(Photos: ITV Plc/Impossible Pictures 2007)