‘Luther’ writer is bringing back ‘Sapphire and Steel’

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Neil Cross, the creator of BBC One’s Luther, has revealed that he is planning to revive Sapphire and Steel.

Starring David McCallum (NCIS) as Steel and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) as Sapphire, the British sci-fi fantasy series originally ran for 34 episodes between 1979 between 1982.

Speaking to Nerdist, he announced: “I am planning – it looks very much like I’m going to – relaunch a show called Sapphire and Steel.”

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Cross, who has also written episodes of Doctor Who and Spooks, explained: “Sapphire and Steel is a late ‘70s science-fiction horror show, which had an incredibly low budget, so every single episode was a bottle episode where the enemy is time itself … so it would tell ghost stories and monster stories but in every episode somehow time was the villain.”

The New Zealand-based crime writer teased: “There’s a broadcaster in the UK that’s very, very keen to do it.”

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