ITVX have confirmed that Space Precinct will stream for the first time in high definition on BritBox, available via ITVX Premium, from Thursday 13th April, just in time for Gerry Anderson Day.
All 24 episodes of the remastered live action drama, which first aired in 1994, will arrive on the platforms after Easter, as human officers join the 88th precinct of the planet Altor alongside alien officers.
Until now the series, directed by Gerry Anderson, has only ever been shown in standard definition. The series has now been AI-upscaled from the master digibetas by ITV Content Services, bringing all its glory to viewers in HD for the first time.
Space Precinct sees a veteran New York cop transfer to a new precinct – the Demeter City Police Department on the planet Altor – as he discovers that a life of crime is not a purely human pursuit.
Ted Shackelford stars as Lieutenant Patrick Brogan, alongside Rob Youngblood and Simone Bendix as fellow officers who try their best to maintain law and order amongst the melting pot of different alien races.
This popular series featured many high-profile guest stars, including Frances Barber, Ray Winstone, Maryam D'Abo, Nickolas Grace and Steven Berkoff. Space Precinct is also thought to be Idris Elba’s first TV appearance.
At the time the series was the most expensive live action show made to date, with several episodes directed by James Bond director John Glen. Space Precinct HD will stream on BritBox from Thursday 13th April