The first official photo of the new Primeval cast

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Primeval, the U.K. TV series about a group of scientists, cops and soldiers who investigate temporal rifts around England that allow prehistoric creatures such as mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dodos and flesh-eating fungus to terrorize contemporary humanity, has started filming its fifth season, and digitalspy has gotten its hands on the first official photo of the new cast.

From left to right you can see Abby (Hannah Spearritt), Connor (Andrew-Lee Potts), Matt (CiarĂ¡n McMenamin), Becker (Ben Mansfield) and Jess (Ruth Kearney). McMenamin and Kearney are new additions to the cast.

They'll be joined by former Star Trek: Deep Space Nine star Alexander Siddig in the role of scientist Philip Burton.

Series 4, which has recently wrapped, is set to air in the U.K. in January 2011 and will be comprised of seven episodes, while the fifth series will be made up of six episodes.

(via insidetrekker)