Spike TV on their upcoming series BLADE and are happy to announce the launching of the teaser site!
Spike TV's first scripted series BLADE is based on the character made famous by New Line Cinema's franchise of the same name. The series focuses on Marvel's immortal warrior BLADE fighting a shadowy underworld of vampires. BLADE, a half-man, half-vampire uses his incredible powers and skills to fearlessly battle the demonic creatures of the night and prevent the domination of vampires over mankind. The series is executive produced by David S. Goyer and stars Kirk "Sticky" Jones and Jill Wagner, it premieres on Spike TV June 28th at 10pm. Be sure to check ou the teaser site below!
The series picks up Blade in his hometown of Detroit focusing on taking down the Vampire House of Chthon. As one of the most powerful houses, Chthon has vampires and 'familiars' (humans who wish to be vampires) in key positions at every level of society from politicians to beat cops. When Blade and his partner Shen arrive in Detroit, the House of Chthon is in the early stages of a plot that will increase their influence over the other vampire houses and might even destroy Blade in the process. In the series, Blade becomes partially responsible for the turning of Krista Starr from human to vampire. Krista, a recently-returned Iraqi war veteran, is 'turned' by a senior vampire in the House of Chthon named Marcus who was also responsible for the murder of her brother (a human informant in the House of Chthon working for Blade). The power hungry Marcus turns Krista, then takes her under his wing as his protigi. Krista is now torn between the two powers that drive her new reality, waging a battle between her dwindling human instinct to help Blade and the ever-increasing thirst to go over to the dark side. To help Blade in avenging her brother's murderer or give in to Marcus, the seductive vampire and her newly anointed 'mentor'. As for Blade, he must battle his own demons: save the girl he was responsible for turning, or risk her by using her to destroy the House of Chthon. Along the way he also must battle demons from his own past - some of them former friends - who remember Blade long before he was the preeminent vampire hunter.