If it was going to be revived by Syfy (or anyone else) we would already know about it. Once a show gets canceled the actors and crew start looking for new jobs. If you don't make the decision fast enough you would have to settle for a different cast.
Thanks for the informative post. I knew before I posted that it is more than likely at least some of the actors have moved on with contractual obligations; I would, if I were one of them. I've been around long enough to know that happens.
I would not necessarily object to different actors - I've been a Doctor Who fan since the late 70's , however, I would hope that IF it were to happen - which I assume it won't since SyFy seems dedicated to cheap reality programming these days - the quality of writing would be at least as good as it is now.
Given the way that Sy-Fy depends so much on ratings, I could see them waiting to make a decision until the run completes in the US. So, IMHO, I'm not so sure that we would know already. I'm not trying to get anyone's hopes up, rather this part of the post is more on Sy-Fy's business practices and not on them taking on the show and giving their viewers new episodes. As an example of them waiting to make a decision, I'll simply say how long did it take them to decide on bringing Season 2 of Continuum to Sy-Fy?
For Continuum, it seemed like it was very near the end of Season 1 that Sy-Fy announced they were picking up Season 2. My assumption is that they waited that long because they wanted to be sure that Season 1 received enough viewers for them to make a profit on Season 2. As I see it, it is SOP for Sy-Fy these days.
We know that Continuum has been renewed in Canada for a third season, however, to the best of my knowledge, we have no announcement from Sy-Fy whether they will pick up Season 3 yet. Just more Sy-Fy SlOP. Perhaps they should consider changing their name to the "It Depends on the Ratings" channel.
I am actually surprised they put Primeval: New World and Sinbad on in the previously known to be profitable time slot that used to be occupied by their B movie fluff. After all, the B movies, such as they were, used to draw something like 2-million viewers.
So, with Sinbad, I'm not counting on anything, but who knows given the way Sy-Fy now operates, I would not be surprised that if it does well enough in the ratings that they might try to pick it up for new episodes.