Last summer, Syfy gave the greenlight to Blood Drive, a series concept that caught my interest by being described as "a highly stylized throwback to 1970s grindhouse cinema". As we near another summer, Blood Drive is also nearing production, and the series has found its lead actor: Alan Ritchson, who had a role in the series Blue Mountain State and has played two superheroes - Aquaman/Arthur Curry on Smallville, and Raphael in the recent TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movies.
In Blood Drive, which is set in a dark future, Ritchson will be playing
Arthur Bailey, a former cop who is now working for a private security company. He partners with a dangerous femme fatale who has an agenda of her own.
Arthur deplores the violence that is encouraged among his peers. Bailey sincerely wants to help make this arid, quake-ravaged and dystopian world a better place, but during an investigation, he is forced to join the Blood Drive, an underground death race in which the cars run on human blood.
Grindhouse style, cars that run on blood, yep, Blood Drive is definitely a series I'll be tuning in for.
Created by James Roland, Blood Drive is being executive produced by John Hlavin and David Straiton for Universal Cable Prods. Straiton will also be directing the pilot episode.
The first season is set to run for 13 episodes.
Ritchson on the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES set