The announcement of the cancellation of The Tribe hit many fans hard, and as Raymond Thompson sought several different avenues and networks to try and somehow continue the show – which gave birth in the meantime to The New Tomorrow – many fans were awaiting that announcement for a real continuation.
In this special twilight period of a ‘tribe revival’ there was a lot of communication with fans, and a lot of ideas and concepts were proposed, including a Sims style game based on The Tribe!
Eventually, the idea emerged for an animation project, and artwork quickly followed.
The immediate benefits for such a project are easy to see: an animation format would have allowed for a lower budget than a filmed televised series, it would allow the inclusion of new and old cast members who had been relocated across the globe, and of course there was a lot that could be presented in such a format.
Fans were about to finally get their so-wished-for series 6.
Unfortunately, this animated continuation of the show never materialised. The ‘tribe revival’ period soon disappeared, and it wouldn’t be until many years later that communication was re-established with fans, with a new attempt at a revival born within the continuation novel – A New World.