Syfy is adding another new TV series to their roster, announcing that they’ve greenlit the over-the-top scripted series Blood Drive.
The high-octane series will be filmed in the classic grindhouse movie tradition and set in a near-apocalyptic future. The show centers around LA’s last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race — with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.
“This highly stylized roller coaster ride is a throwback to 1970s grindhouse cinema,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller, in a statement. “With its fast-paced thrills and indie feel, Blood Drive will make an exciting and edgy addition to Syfy’s growing slate of original scripted series.”
The series is from two men who have their fair share of horror/thriller experience: executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening, The Shield) and David Straiton (Bates Motel, Hemlock Grove), who will also direct.
Blood Drive fits in with Syfy’s strategy to create bold and distinctive sci-fi fantasy drama and joins the network’s roster of high-profile scripted and development projects, including the recently-announced series pickup of The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling books; the December’s 10-part series The Expanse ; Arthur C. Clarke’s mini-series Childhood’s End, also set to premiere this December; David Goyer’s Superman prequel, Krypton; and Incorporated, a pilot thriller from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
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