Submitted by: Kyle Nin (SoSF Staff Reporter)
The SPIKE TV Network may have driven a silver stake into the heart of “Blade: The Series,” but it is far from being done with genre television.
The 25-40 male-driven network has tapped Lee Tergesen (The Forgotten) and Tony Curran (Underworld: Evolution) to star in a Frank Spotnitz created SF drama called A.M.P.E.D., a show that has Frank’s old X-Files buddy Vince Gilligan on hand as co-creator.
The weekly show will be based in Minneapolis, Minnesota (originally LA – but it already is full of mutants) and centers around a squad of police and detectives trying to get a handle on why some of the cities population are turning into destructive, killing genetic mutants.
Several months ago, when Frank was a guest on our show he very briefly mentioned the show, but now that SPIKE has signed on we can tell you more about it. The two leads, Tergesen and Curran are detectives at odds with one another’s investigative techniques but, due to the overwhelming circumstances are forced to work together as they watch their city and fellow officers succumb to whatever is causing the seemingly random mutations….or, are they random? They must face each day wondering if they or their loved ones, friends and co-workers will be next.
The show will co-star Sarah Brown, Josh Biton, Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Troy Winbush. The pilot is being shot now in Vancouver and you can look for it on SPIKE TV in 2007.