It's the 15th anniversary of the Neil Gaiman-based mini-series NeverWhere
, a story Gaiman first penned for television and then later adapted into a book. The show was previously put out on DVD in 2003, but that A&E release is discontinued and the BBC now has the rights back to home videos of the 6-part program. Now the most recent entry
at the BBC America shop's blog tells us to expect a "NeverWhere - 15th Anniversary Edition
" DVD release with restored masters, all the old on-disc extras, and new bonus material as well. Here's what they wrote last Friday:
We felt that this early series was overdue for a special edition, and launched a quest for special materials. After much rummaging, we found a map of “London Below” from the 1996 press kit and reprinted it on cream paper for a DVD insert. The original cover concept was located in artist Dave McKean’s deep storage and reinstated on the new DVD’s front cover. Best of all: last week we recorded a brand-new commentary with co-writers Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry (Chef!) and producer Clive Brill (who may be better known to Judge John Deed fans as Sir Percy Thrower). In addition, we are retaining all the extras from the original North American DVD plus a highly requested option for subtitles. To pump up the picture quality, we are using masters that were restored for the 2007 UK DVD. Neverwhere will be available in time for Christmas.
That's all we know for the moment, but stay tuned and we'll keep you updated as further information becomes available!