The Day of the Triffids is one of those movies, and UK 80s TV series, that scared the poop out of me as a kid. I probably watched them way too young, but I remember the TV series being really scary.
In 2009, it got a redo starring Dougray Scott and Joely Richardson made by the BBC. The series was pretty good, apart from Eddie Izzard as the bad guy, since he was just terrible.
It seems that a new series of Day of the Triffids is on the cards, from Johan Renck, the director, and producer of Chernobyl. Renck was going to be working on HBO’s Dune: The Sisterhood, but walked away due to “creative differences”. He has been approached by Amazon Prime to direct a new Day of the Triffid series.
The original book was written in 1951 by John Wyndham and follows the story of a:
…post-apocalyptic tale of an alien invasion of Earth by a cloud of seeds which sprout sentient plants. A large portion of the population is blinded by a meteor shower in preparation for the invasion and small groups of sighted survivors of different social strata in England vie to survive.
At the moment, there is no writer attached to the show, but it’s believed to be based on the book, covering several stories, from several cities, about survivors as they hide from the man-eating plants.
I like the idea of this, as I said, I have fond memories of the original TV series and the 2009 version was a solid effort. These were the opening credits from the 1981 series.
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