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The BBC Bringing New Version of ‘The Birds’ to the Small Screen

Released in 1963, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was based on the same-named story by Daphne du Maurier, published in 1952. The film spawned a mostly-unseen sequel in 1994, and after years of remake talks, the avian terror tale is now headed to the small screen courtesy of the BBC.

Digital Spy reports today that the BBC is remaking The Birds as a contemporary TV drama, though the site also notes that it’s actually going to be a new adaptation of the source material rather than a direct remake of Hitchcock’s classic.

“The BBC take will be set in rural Cornwall, where a farmhand and his community is being terrorized by flocks of birds and seagulls shortly after the end of the Second World War.”

Heyday Television is producing, with Conor McPherson writing.



  • Necro

    I’m really surprised we haven’t seen a remake of this yet! Especially with CGI technology today.

    • Saturn

      How they gonna top this, though?

      • Necro

        Yeah good point! Well it’s better than the vultures in the movie ‘The Rage’ with Andrew Divoff.

        • Forca84

          Don’t forget “FluBirds”. 😀 Would make a great cheesy double feature with “The Rage”.

    • Forca84

      Michael Bay was rumored to remake it ages ago starring Naomi Watts but it never happened. At any rate hope it will be better than “The Birds 2: Land’s end”.

  • Colin Christian

    Du Maurier wrote some amazing,entertaining stories,she also did Don’t Look Now and Rebecca,great stuff!

    • Forca84

      I’m kind of glad they are going back to the source material instead of rehashing the movie. I read the story in Jr. High. The story and the movie are a bit different.

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