BBC grows star-studded ‘Triffid’

Redgrave, Izzard added to sci-fi miniseries

A starry cast including Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Brian Cox, Eddie Izzard, Jason Priestley and Vanessa Redgrave have been lined up for U.K. shingle Power’s latest miniseries, a modern take on British sci-fi classic “The Day of the Triffids” co-produced with Canada’s Prodigy Pictures.

“ER” and “Law and Order” scribe Patrick Harbinson penned the script based on John Wyndham’s bestselling 1951 novel.

Two-parter will air on the BBC in Blighty this year.

“The Day of the Triffids” is set in the not-too-distant future, when scientists create and cultivate a plant called the triffid that provides an alternative fuel supply — with devastating results.

The book was adapted by BBC Radio in 1953, 1957 and 1968. A BBC TV production followed in 1981.

In 2001 writer Lance Dann adapted the story into two hourlong episodes for the BBC World Service.

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