Syfy picks up that dark, sexy Heavy Metal sci-fi series

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Feb 27, 2014, 12:31 PM EST

Two seasons into its European run, the Heavy Metal-inspired series Metal Hurlant Chronicles is set for a U.S. bow 

The series, based on the comic of the same name, is best known for its surreal storylines and adult sexuality. The comics were a major hit in the 1970s, and the franchise remains an influential sci-fi property to this day. There was also a cult hit 1981 film version dubbed Heavy Metal that is well known by fans (Loc-Nar FTW - Ed.).

The English-language, live-action series is a French production consisting of two six-episode seasons with 30-minute episodes. Though the series is technically an import, it’ll feature more than a few familiar faces for U.S. sci-fi fans. The cast list includes Rutger Hauer, Joe Flanigan, James Marsters, Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, David Belle, Matt Mullins, Michael Biehn, John Rhys-Davies and Jimmy Jean-Louis.

Not bad, and if nothing else, it’ll be fun to see all those disparate stars come together. Syfy is expected to launch the series stateside in April.

Do you plan on checking this one out?

(Via Variety)