World Screen.com posted information that James Marsters joins the cast of the new TV series Metal Hurlant Chronicles, which is the 1st french sci fi tv serie adapted from the famous comic book Metal Hurlant (1974). Among other great cast members are Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Sin City, Hitcher), Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2, The Bourne Supremacy, X-men Origins), Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, Blood and Bones, Spawn), Joe Flanigan (Stargate Atlantis, Warehouse 13, CSI).
The series is directed by Guillaume Lubrano. The series’ first two seasons, each season has 12 half-hour long episodes, will be delivered next April 2012 for season 1 and November 2012 for season 2 in English. Each episode will adapt stories from the original graphic novels.
Variety.com: James will guest star in the first season (according to press release he should appear in epsiode no. 5)
The official James’ facebook page: James’ character is named Brad and he will appear in episode Shelter Me
- The Official www site
- The Official facebook page
- The Official press release
- More informations about the series in English
- More informations about the series in French
Official press release
ABOUT METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES TV SERIES: In the lineage of fantastic series such as Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits, Metal Hurlant Chronicles is the adaptation of the world renowned magazine of the same name. Discover the live versions of these exceptional comics by the writers of X MEN , BATMAN , SPIDERMAN , IRON MAN , GI JOE, STAR WARS , SUPERMAN, BLADE etc,… Fitted for the international market, each episode is 26 minutes long an is composed of one storie involving Action, Heroic Fantasy, Science Fiction in english.
The sci-fi/action graphic novels, “Metal Hurlant Chronicles” is helmed by Guillaume Lubrano and produced by French Producer WE Productions and Humanoids with Pierre Spengler (Superman) and Fabrice Giger.
ABOUT MAGAZINE METAL HURLANT: is a science fiction comic book created in 1974 by authors and drawers DIONNET, DRUILLET and MOEBIUS and published by the publishing house Les Humanoïdes Associés. Right from the first issue, Métal Hurlant distinguishes itself from the other existing comic books by its audacious content, so much by its graphics than its scenarii. The comic standards are changed : comics now revolve around space, violence, sex … but also poetry.
An american version is created : some Heavy Metal readers will become famous science fiction movie directors : George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Georges Miller… Premium authors such as Moebius, Corben, Jodowrosky collaborate on their movies, giving birth to great features such as Alien, Tron, Willow…
In the 80’s, under the influence of Philippe Manoeuvre, the magazine gains a funky spirit directly inspired from the music scene. Metal Hurlant then becomes a lifestyle magazine of a whole generation.
Metal Hurlant Chronicles TV series continues in that way.