Not for the fainthearted here. Syfy has released the first trailer for its upcoming grindhouse cinema-inspired series Blood Drive starring Alan Ritchson and Christina Ochoa.
In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, Blood Drive is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood!
The show hails from creators John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening) and David Straiton (Bates Motel), who managed to secure a 13-episode straight-to-series order from Syfy.
The trailer certainly elicits the grimy, gross feel of being in a cheap, sticky-floored theater and watching sleazy movies back to back. Whether or not any of the show’s nutty ideas – the car that runs on blood, the nightmarish circus ringleader, etc. – end up having anything more to them beyond simply shock value and being an aesthetic exercise remains to be seen.
One thing’s for sure: they’re throwing the whole damn kitchen sink into this show, with each episode centering around a different grindhouse-inspired theme: cannibals, monsters, cults, lawmen, nymphomaniacs, and Amazons, just to name a few. Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Christina Ochoa (Matador) star as L.A.’s last uncorrupt cop and a sexy femme fatale, respectively, and it sounds like they may encounter all of these themes on a cross-country Death Race-style road trip.
Los Angeles in the near future: where water is a scarce as oil, and climate change keeps the temperature at a cool 115 in the shade. It’s a place where crime is so rampant that only the worst violence is punished, and where Arthur Bailey — the city’s last good cop — runs afoul of the dirtiest and meanest underground car rally in the world: Blood Drive. The master of ceremonies is a vaudevillian nightmare, the drivers are homicidal deviants, and the cars run on human blood.
Premiere il 7 Giugno.http://www.syfy.com/blooddrivehttp://deadline.com/2015/07/blood-drive-grindhouse-series-syfy-john-hlavin-david-straiton-1201486654/