blake's 7

HOLLYWOOD – Benedict Cumberbatch is to make his directorial debut with a big screen adaptation of BBC cult sci-fi show Blake’s 7.

Fans of BBC cult show Blake’s 7 were celebrating today, when Benedict Cumberbatch announced that he would be directing a movie of the 80s science fiction series. He spoke EXCLUSIVELY with The Studio Exec about his long-cherished project:

Of course I was a bit young for Blake’s 7 when it was first shown (1978-1981), but my uncle had them all on video cassette because he worked for the BBC and I got hooked. For me it was a little bit more sci-fi than Doctor Who, which I also loved. Blake’s 7 was just something else though.

Cumberbatch won’t be playing Blake though.

No I’ve got Tom Hardy for that role. He’s so charismatic. I’m not sure if people would believe me as that sort of leader.

But he will be acting as Ker Avon, an ambiguous member of the seven.

It is a role I’ve been dying to play my whole life. Of course, it’ll be hard to live up to Paul Darrow’s masterful performance. Paul Bettany is on board to play Villa and Cate Blanchet will play the arch-villainess Servalan.

Blake’s 7 will be released in 2019.

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  1. How is this funny? The other articles are hilarious and obviously fake, but this is neither, so I wonder why you just felt like f**king with people without even being funny. Not cool.

  2. “Established in 2012, the Studio Exec is a satirical movie based website….”

    From the About section.

  3. This was really shitty of you. My dad was the one who showed me Blake’s 7 and was so happy when we watched it together. He’s old and was very excited when he read this, of course not realizing it was fake. I had to break the news that his favorite childhood show was not being rebooted. Thanks a lot for ruining his day and mine asshole.

  4. Too bad this is fake news. It would have really worked with the above mentioned cast. But perhaps the antics of our global elite esp Teresa May might make Servalan look quite tame in comparison?

    1. No I am delighted it is fake news, there is and only ever will be one Kerr Avon and that was Paul Darrow. The suggestion that the smug luvvie Cummberbland would be playing him made me feel decidedly queasy so I am very glad it is fake news.

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