Alan Ritchson has nabbed the male lead role for Syfy’s Blood Drive, a 13-episode straight-to-series, grindhouse-style drama.
According to Deadline, the new series will be set in a near-apocalyptic future in L.A. and will center on former cop Arthur Bailey, played by Ritchson, who’s now working for a private security company and “partners with a dangerous femme fatale who has an agenda of her own.”
Described as the last good cop who hates the violence encouraged among his peers, Bailey wants to help make this arid, quake-ravaged and dystopian world a better place (awww). However, during an investigation, he’s forced to join the Blood Drive -- an underground death race where the cars run on … human blood. Holy, um, cow!
Most of you guys will no doubt remember Ritchson for his role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman on Smallville but he also voices Raphael in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. He was recently seen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Wedding Ringer, Lazer Team and he played Thad Castle in Blue Mountain State.
Blood Drive was created by James Roland (Weeds), who also penned the pilot under Underworld: Awakening writer John Hlavin’s supervision and hails from Universal Cable Prods. and executive producers Hlavin and David Straiton (House, Hemlock Grove, Grimm), who will also direct.
What do you think of Alan Ritchson being cast as the lead in Blood Drive? Are you intrigued by the concept?