Rooster Teeth, the production company that started out with the animated first-person shooter parody Red vs. Blue (which has since become the longest-running web series ever), is rounding out its cast for the studio's latest live-action horror-comedy feature, Blood Fest, and genre fans will likely recognize many of the familiar faces.
According to Variety, Seychelle Gabriel has just signed on the dotted line to play the “meta” film’s female lead. You may remember Gabriel from any number of genre favorites, including Falling Skies (as Lourdes), The Last Airbender (Princess Yue), and Slight (Holly), or as the voice of Asami Sato in The Legend of Korra.
Playing opposite Gabriel will be Robbie Kay of Heroes Reborn, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Once Upon a Time. And, perhaps not coincidentally, both he and Gabriel appeared on separate episodes of Sleepy Hollow last season.
In Blood Fest, written and directed by Owen Egerton (Follow), Gabriel and Kay are best friends joined by the “hapless” Krill, played by Jacob Batalon, who you definitely remember as Peter Parker’s best friend in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Together, they “must outwit the charismatic showman who runs an iconic horror-movie festival -- who has a secret, diabolical agenda.”
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Filling out the rest of the announced cast are Chris Doubek, Rebecca, Barbara Dunkelman, Nick Rutherford, and Tate Donovan (The Man in the High Castle, SpaceCamp). And Comic-Con host extraordinaire Zachary Levi will be making an announced cameo as well.
Blood Fest will be available on Rooster Teeth's premium VOD service, FIRST. They'll also be "exploring other distribution possibities." Will you be watching?