Still reeling from the shocking death of Stephen and the stunning betrayal of Helen (Juliet Aubrey, The Constant Gardener), Nick (Douglas Henshall, French Film, Dorian Gray) must fight to re-focus his embattled team, now reduced to two members, student paleontologist Connor (Andrew-Lee Potts) and zoologist Abby (Hannah Spearritt, Agent Cody Banks, S Club7). Cutter’s crew is joined by some new recruits in the form of maverick policeman Danny Quinn (Jason Flemyng), sparky Egyptologist Sarah Page (Laila Rouass), and the new leader of the ARC’s security forces, Captain Becker (Ben Mansfield). But the anomalies continue to present an unrelenting series of threats, including such terrifying ancient creatures as Giganotosaurus (a truly terrifying predator, bigger even than the Tyrannosaurus Rex), Pristichampus (a creature which strikingly resembles the ancient Egyptian crocodile demon, Ammut) and Dracorex.
As deadlier creatures continue to rampage through the anomalies, the cloak of secrecy behind which the team has been working is in jeopardy. Questions are being asked and the conspiracy spreads its net wide. If something is not done quickly, the team’s future is threatened—not to mention the future of humankind itself.
The first two seasons each contained six episodes and was released on the Primeval Volume One DVD last year. Primeval Volume Two contains the 10 episodes of the third (and what would eventually be revealed to be the last) season. Picking up where the previous season ended, we see the team tracking the anomalies and getting the creatures back into their own time. Things have changed for the team; they now have the backing of the government, and this allows them to be a bit more proactive in determining where the next anomaly will open.
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The extras include commentaries, including one for episode 10 which was the season finale and, unknown at the time, the final episode of the show. The producers, directors, and actors talk about their experiences on the show, what worked, what was cut, what changed from script to filming. When talking about the final episode they were looking forward to the next season which sadly won’t happen.
PRIMEVAL: VOLUME TWO BONUS FEATURES
- Audio commentary
- Featurette: Cutter’s Odyssey
- Featurette: Monster Competition