Ben will be playing the role of James Lester in Primeval. It may be noted that Lester will be playing the second fiddle, and this could be a little odd for a person who was always ruling the roost. You can find him sarcastic than you have seen him before. After the destruction of the ARC in the third series, Richard Branson paid some big money for the new facility which was bigger than the previous ARC. Lester was in a tricky situation he felt out of place as he was not in-charge of the situation anymore. He now has to take commands and have to follow them which are new for him. Moreover, Lester is not able to get through with his purchases as Philip is smart and is difficult to manipulate. Lester is now in an awkward position being pushed to second place. He has to listen now to the boss.
Speaking of Lester’s personality, Ben says that Lester is not a field person. His presence is vital for the series, but he is sharing power putting him in an embarrassing position. He is now sharing power, and he is much like Clegg in this context, explains Ben. The fourth series is progressing steadily with new relationships and networks in place. It is more than going says, Ben. Television is all about survival and to get going another series is impertinent.
Ben continues that if you do get a series, then you learn more about what happened earlier and how to better your performance. A series can mean that your show is a success. This series will be a mix of action, drama and comedy. The fourth series will be a classic family mix. There are some scary moments also adds Ben. He adds that some edgy moments scare the kids, and he would not allow his four-year-old son to watch it.
Primeval will be back very soon with the shooting of the fourth series in progress. Ben was confidence that Primeval would return he says. Primeval is a sci-fiction drama and Ben will be James Lester. The show was so popular that the revival could not be stopped. Ben said confidently that he never thought it would be the end of Primeval after the third series. The fan following was high globally that someone would continue the project he confided. The cancellation of the show was due to financial problems and now with the new team, the ball is set rolling. The financial issues were so high that the team was put into handling the finances than to progressing the show.
Get a sneak peek into the character in Primeval – Fourth Series. Lester will now be pushed to the second place with Philip Burton taking over the mantle. The new series has a new character Philip Burton portrayed by Alexander Siddiq. The character is sure to push Lester aside. The character will be ruling over Lester. It is going to be awful for Lester. Earlier there was a hierarchy, but now that has been broken with the advent of Philip in the series. Philip will report to the minister, and all the others will have to report to Philip, leaving Lester with no option but to listen to Philip.
Lester will now have to report to the light gray billionaire character to cover. The role of Philip is to set right the anomalies and how to scientifically exploit them. The character does not worry about the public or the creatures. The characterization is perfectly penned. Philip has no concern for the creatures and is all focused on exploiting the defects in the system by bending rules. Primeval is a series to watch out for with the filming in progress at a fast pace.
The animosity between Lester and Philip is on the high in this series. Lester will be seen a little off in the fourth series with all the prominence given to Philip. Lester in this series will openly show his dislike for Philip. He is unable to bear the brunt of being no.2. The character of Ciaran (Matt) also adds to the plot. The flashback of Matt is pushed to the fifth series that will talk in elaborate about Matt’s background and what it has to do with the anomalies. The series shows how Lester reacts to Matt’s secrets. Lester is not very much interested in Matt’s problems. On the whole, Lester is not interested in these issues, all that matter for him is the consequences that can dawn on him.
Lester always has a difference of opinion with someone or the other. But yet he prefers to have an eventless life, where his wife handles the household affairs. A man like Lester does take time where he is bossed around at home. Maybe he has some pampered kids that make his life a misery. In one of the episodes, Lester displayed his hatred for the military. The episode is a submarine set. It looks that Lester has some business to complete. You can see him harbouring a grudge. When the submarine runs into trouble, and the anomalies crop up, he counters the Navy for the mistakes.
Primeval V will see some action sequence for Lester. In this series find Lester up his sleeves to work on some semiautomatic weapons. The series will have some savior moments for Lester where a huge transformation is made from playing Tetris to fighting dinosaurs. For Ben whether it is a family drama or an adventure it does not matter. All that matters is if the characters appeal. Lester is a highlight of his career, and he enjoys playing it, informs Ben.