BLADE, the TV series, is set to debut on June 28th with a two-hour premiere on Spike TV. Eleven more one-hour episodes have been ordered, and there's already talk of a second season.
A contest to publicize the show was recently won by Jason Bravener from WI. He managed to win a night on the town in Vancouver and a visit to the set of the show. Ten other lucky winners received Blade 1, 2, and 3 on DVD as well as Blade Oakley sunglasses.
The show's writer, Geoff Johns, recently said that the show's story was "more grounded in the first film. Exploring the mythology, how he got the tattoos, what he did before he was Blade, as well as fleshing out what the Vampire Nation is. Blade is a great character in the comics, but he's never sparked as much as he did in the films. I love the character because he's a tortured character that kicks ass. I like morally gray characters."
"Everyone knows that sustaining a series of movies is difficult to do," said John Kroll from New Line. "As a television series, you can continue to explore the characters and the world in a lot more depth. We felt that this was the time to have the franchise make the transition, and fortunately Spike TV was ready."
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