MCM Expo: Demons!

3 11 2008

Apologies for the late posting of this… my week has been frantic.

My exploits at the MCM ranged a bit further than chin-wagging with the boys and girls from Heroes. I also got a chance to check out the Q&A for a new series called Demons and chat with Michael Hogan (Colonal Tigh) from Battlestar Galactica (article coming soon).

Demons is a contemporary spin on the legacy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, set above and beneath the streets of modern-day London. Philip Glenister stars in the new six-part drama series, and plays Rupert Galvin, a larger-than-life American with a tragic past and a zero-tolerance policy to the rabble of mythical “half-life” entities that exist all around us.

Galvin enters into the life of his teenage god-son, Luke (Christian Cooke – Echo Beach, Robin Hood), whose father died in mysterious circumstances 15 years before, little does Luke know what will be thrust upon him. There are supernatural forces at work and it is Luke’s destiny, as the last descendent of the Van Helsing line, to smite the half-lives that stalk our streets.

The Q&A was interesting but didn’t really tell me any more than I already knew from the wikipedia articles. I did gather though that we will be seeing a few “proper” vampires in the show and the writers “might” (which is producer-talk for WILL) be putting Dracula in the show but not in the first series.

One thing that does echo as similar is the “teenager with an elder guide having a destiny thrust upon them” theme….. sound familiar…. Yes that’s cos they did the EXACT same thing in Buffy the Vampire Slayer!!!

Whilst the concept may not be entirely new, the fomula is one that is prooven to work… so based on that I’m going to reserve judgement until I’ve seen a few episodes.

Also: I have a signed pic of the production crew and cast of Demons which will be going out on Celebrityscraps Xmas givaway!

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