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Written by Daniel Kirby on 15th December 2015

Channel 5 has recently secured the deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television after beating off competition from major broadcasters including Sky1. The deal has been described as ‘a major coup’ by Ben Frow, Channel 5’s Director of Programmes, who also suggested that it will ‘create one of the television events of 2016’.

It is certainly a major acquisition for the channel, who have made a series of high-profile deals since merging with Viacom last year, and clearly testifies to the broadcaster’s stated ambition to ‘deliver a diverse slate of brilliant, must-see programming’.

The original series ran from 1993 until 2002, making it one of the longest-running sci-fi shows in history, and after many years of online rumours of the show’s return, the arrival of the series looks likely to attract a substantial number of loyal  fans.

The series will consist of six hour long episodes and is set to air early next year.