Falling Skies alum Colin Cunningham has been cast as a series regular opposite Christina Ochoa and Alan Ritchson in Blood Drive, Syfy’s 13-episode straight-to-series, grindhouse cinema-inspired drama. Production is slated to begin in August.
The series, from Universal Cable Prods. and executive producers John Hlavin, Fredrik Malmberg and David Straiton, who will also direct, was created by James Roland who penned the pilot under Hlavin’s supervision. Set in a near-apocalyptic future in Los Angeles, Blood Drive centers on Arthur (Ritchson) the last good cop in Los Angeles and Grace (Ochoa), a dangerous femme fatale partner who has an agenda of her own.
Cunningham will play Slink, the nastiest creature you’ll ever dread to meet, created from an ether of pure corruption and sin. Ever the showman, Slink soaks up the spotlight as the mastermind of Blood Drive, an underground death race in which the cars run on human blood.
Cunningham is best known for his role as John Pope in TNT’s Falling Skies. His film credits include The Sixth Day, Elektra and in 2009 directed the short film, Centigrade. Cunningham is repped by D2 Management and Characters Agency.