Primeval movie in the works; 3rd season debuts on BBC America

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Warner Brothers and Impossible Pictures are developing a feature film based on its sci-fi series Primeval, from the creators of Walking With Dinosaurs, for 2010, BBC America announced.

In the meantime, the third season of the hit British series debuts on BBC America on May 16 and will air Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The new season will feature new cast members, new monsters and special effects and a rare location shoot in London's British Museum.

Joining the cast are Jason Flemying and Laila Rouass. The new season also brings an unusual new monster designed entirely by a Primeval fan.

At the start of the new season, Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) is still reeling from Stephen's death and the extent of his wife Helen's (Juliet Aubrey) betrayal. As he fights to refocus his embattled team, the anomalies continue to present an unrelenting series of threats. If the team thought the mammoth was a tough nemesis, then the giganotosaurus is truly epic.

In addition, creatures steeped in ancient folklore begin to appear as it becomes clear that the origins of myths and legends are linked with the mysterious anomalies. From a pristichampus, a creature that bears a striking resemblance to the ancient Egyptian crocodile demon Ammut, to a dracorex being hunted by a deranged knight who's convinced it's a dragon he must slay, it seems everyone wants a bite of the action.