Syfy Acquires French Skein "Metal Hurlant"

PARIS– Syfy has acquired the first two seasons of French science-fiction/action skein “Metal Hurlant.”

Helmed by Guillaume Lubrano, the English-language show was produced by We Prods., and is co-produced by Belvision and Nexus.

“Metal Hurlant” is based on the French sci-fi and fantasy comics anthology published in the U.S. as “Heavy Metal” and created by comic artists Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and Philippe Druillet in 1974.

“Metal Hurlant” became a hugely popular sci-fi phenomena in the 1980s and inspired the 1981 animated film “Heavy Metal.”

A flurry of international thesps, including John Rhys-davies (“The Lord Of The Rings” ) Michael Biehn (“Terminator”) Jimmy Jean-Louis (“Heroes”), Scott Adkins (“Expendables 2″), James Marsters (“Buffy”), Michael Jai White (“Black Dynamite”) have joined the cast of the second season, which will premiere on French pubcaster France 4.

Syfy will launch the series’s first season in April.

Skein has now sold to approximately 80 territories.

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