After watching the trailer for Riese, we're not entirely sure what this new Web series is about. There are two semi-evil-looking people who seem to be hunting a kind of cute woman with a kind of cute wolf-dog creature. And they're all dressed like they're at a steampunk convention, which we know because there are a lot of goggles involved. Beyond that, we had to go to the Web site.
That's where things got more interesting. It features some actors you've probably seen and liked in various TV shows: Christine Chatelain (Sanctuary, Supernatural, The Collector, The L Word), Ben Cotton (Harper's Island, Stargate Atlantis, Stan Helsing), Sharon Taylor (Stargate Atlantis, Alice and Huck) and Patrick Gilmore (Stargate Universe, Battlestar Galactica, Intelligence). And we found out more about the plot:
"Riese, a seemingly random wanderer, is being hunted by a terrifying religious cult, The Sect. Traveling from nation to nation for years, she is accompanied only by a wolf, Fenrir. Together they must evade the assassins sent by the Sect—who'll stop at nothing to complete the task they failed to achieve many years ago.
"Her past is shrouded in mystery, as even Riese can't recall the events of the tragic night when her entire family was slaughtered and she was forced to flee into the wilderness. On her journey, she'll piece together her past, and her destiny, in a conflict that will hold the fate of the world in the balance—and the once peaceful kingdom of Eleysia will be the battlefield."
OK, sounds kind of interesting. It debuts this fall on their Web site and on YouTube (we're guessing).