On this page I will have all the information I can find on Series 4/5. Please be patient!
Series 4 and 5 will be broadcast in 2011. Series 4 will be broadcast on ITV on January 1st 2011, and Series 5 will appear later in the year on Watch and then ITV in 2012. This series promises to be the best yet, with all new cast members, shocking storylines, new monsters and revelations about the anomalies.
With Abby and Conner still stuck in the Cretacious, and Danny stuck in the Pliocene, the ARC has to struggle on in its fight against the anomalies. The government loses faith in James Lester, and Philip Burton becomes partial owner of it. Meanwhile, Matt and Jess join the ARC team, but Matt hides his real reason for joining very well.
The new team.
Jason Flemyng as Danny Quinn - Will apparently return in Episode 7
Hannah Spearritt as Abby Maitland
Andrew Lee-Potts as Connor Temple
Ben Miller as James Lester
Ben Mansfield as Captain Becker
Lucy Brown as Jenny Lewis or Claudia Brown (unknown)
Matt - The new field leader, an ex-soldier and zoologist, with an uncanny ability to understand animals. He is a private man, who guards the secrets of his past, and the real reason he joined the ARC team.
Jess - Will be played by Ruth Kearney. She is unconventional, highly efficient and organised and is in charge of running operations at the ARC Control Centre. Her work ethic is second to none, though she is human enough to nurse an unrequited crush on Captain Becker.
Philip Burton - Will be played by Alexander Siddig. He is a scientist, who helps Lester in his role at the ARC. When the government loses faith in Lester, he becomes partial owner of the ARC.
Emily Merchant - Played by Ruth Bradley. A woman out of time, born in the Victorian era but then transported through time via the anomalies. She is strong, resourceful and brave but conditioned by her experiences with the anomalies to be suspicious of human contact, and she can appear standoffish, even fierce at times.
In her own time she felt out of place – too defiant for a Victorian wife, she tried to do what was expected. Married just before she went through the anomaly, she hasn’t seen her husband since. She’s a beautiful woman, but her terrible experiences and the responsibility of leading a nomadic group through the anomalies has made her almost indifferent to notions of romance or relationships.
Only with Matt does she begin to find another, more tender side of her character; these two have a fiery relationship, tempered on both sides by their secrets. Emily is patient, kind, generous and compassionate, determined and strong-willed. Though she belongs to our era far more than she ever did to her own - her strong moral conscience dictates that she must go back to her own time... but will she?
Gideon - Played by Anton Lesser. An ongoing mystery, we don’t know who Gideon is or what he and Matt are up to, but whatever it is, it’s definitely serious. Gideon is full of concern for Matt, but his real worries are far wider-reaching.
What does he know that we don’t?
Ethan Dobrowski - Played By Jonathan Bryne. Ethan has been travelling through anomalies for a long time – sometimes alone, sometimes as part of the group where he met Emily. But unlike, Emily who thrived in her new found family, Ethan found it hard going.
The constant travelling, the fear of the unknown, the creatures they encounter have slowly worn him down. His uncertain journey through the anomalies has turned him into a violent man - Ethan has a temper and a mean streak. But overwhelmed by despair, Ethan has become a man whose anger and grief will drive him to seek revenge. His desperation will not only threaten Emily’s life, but the whole ARC operation.
It has been confirmed that Sarah, played by Laila Rouass, will not appear in the next series, but it is unknown how they will explain her exit. Duncan, Connor's nerdy friend from Series 1, is set to appear in the series, but it is unknown what his role will be.
Three other cast members have been confirmed, Peter Hanley may be playing a comic character, and Rory Keenan and Brian Gleeson are also appearing.
Episode 1 will feature the Raptors and the Dracorex, alongside a huge Spinosaurus
Episode 2 will feature a Kaprosuchus - The Kaprosuchus or Boar crocodile is named in reference to its large front teeth, which resemble that of a boar. It possesses three sets of tusk-like teeth that project above and below the skull.
Episode 3 will feature an Arboreal Dinosaur / 'Tree Creeper' - There's very little evidence and few descriptions of what arboreal dinosaurs might have looked like, therefore, we've created our own idea of how it might have looked. Its main skill is that it's able to scale trees (and consequently other high-rise structures) whilst remaining ferocious.
Rex(we hope!! Apparently he's safe)
The Diictodon (Apparently not appearing, but are to be mentioned)
Pliosaurs (A pod will appear in one episode, possibly episode 7, as that is when Danny returns)
Series 4 will consist of 7 episodes and Series 5 will consist of 6. Although each episode will still be about a different anomaly and monster, there is more of a serial format to the series, according to Adrian Hodges. Also, he says that there will be a big revelation about the anomalies at the end of Series 4.
After a year in the Cretaceous, Abby and Connor finally escape through an anomaly to their own time after finding a lost anomaly device in a raptor's bower, only to be followed through by a giant Spinosaurus, the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs. Soon accosted by a brand new ARC team, they manoeuvre the creature into a massive arena, where, dangling from the roof, Connor accidentally drops the device into the Spinosaurus, imploding it from the inside. But being away for so long has left Connor and Abby out of the loop, and they soon find their ARC jobs in jeopardy...
Premieres Saturday, January 1, 9:00pm ET/PT
When Connor looks up old friends Duncan, he doesn't expect to find him obsessed with creature sightings. Warning him of the elusive dock creature, the pair track it down to the docks, only to find evidence of a fresh kill. With Abby and Matt arriving to help, they find the creature after a tense chase through a container yard. Will Connor's quick-thinking and bravery earn him back his place on the team?
Premieres Saturday, January 8, 9:00pm ET/PT
A mysterious group comes through an anomaly in a theatre, unknowingly followed by deadly tree creatures. As they attempt to escape, Matt inadvertently brings one of the group - Emily - back against her will. She promises to help him find the creature, in return for going back through the anomaly. In a frantic chase through the city, they track the creature down, only to discover the anomaly has closed, leaving Emily stranded.
Another episode will feature Danny on board a submarine, with a Captain and someone called K.P, which is attacked by a pod of Pliosaurs, possibly Liopleurodon.
One episode will feature a creature attacking a seaside village, and another will feature a creature attacking a castle.
Abby back in the Present
Abby and Connor cornered by ARC soldiers
Abby and Connor hug, as Hilary Becker is smiley
Connor in the Cretacious
And some promotional pics:
Matt and Emily Merchant, probably from Episode 3
Matt running, again probably from Episode 3
Connor in the new ARC
Philip Burton and Matt
Lester and Burton power share...
Jess and Matt
Abby and Connor, possibly in ARC uniforms?
Abby with her new haircut...
Becker in action
Jess in control
Many rumours can be found on the internet about what Series 4 and 5 will contain. Here are just a few:
- Duncan tries to reveal the anomaly operation to the public. This has been done before, but I have no idea why Duncan's being brought back, maybe he's had to play the Dinosaur nerd for the ARC in Connor's absence.
- Abby and Connor are killed in Series 4.
- Claudia Brown returns. (Lucy Brown is, according to a post on Digital Spy)
- The Pliosaurs that appear in one episode will be Liopleurodon.
- James Lester leaves the series.
- Danny is killed on his travels through the anomalies.