The series is set in Vancouver, British Columbia, with 13 episodes commissioned It will retain elements from the British series while introducing a new cast of Canadian characters. Coe described it as "a parallel yet independent series". In their press release, Bell Media said the "story and character development will move between the two series, uniting different plotlines."Production is slated to begin in Vancouver in late 2011. Primeval co-creator Tim Haines is signed on as an executive producer, as are Sanctuary contributors Martin Wood and Gillian HorvathThe creator of the visual effects and CGI animations will be the award-winning Atmosphere Visual Effects company.
Primeval: New World will be written by Gillian Horvath, Peter Hume, Jon Cooksey, Sarah Dodd, Katherine Collins and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens; the directors will be Amanda Tapping, Andy Mikita, Martin Wood and Mike Rohl.
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