Lifetime Goes Paranormal
Based on Tanya Huff’s five-book vampire series, The Blood Books, Lifetime will be airing it’s new series Blood Ties on March 11th. The official website is here, where you can watch a preview of the upcoming show.
The show will explore the romantic triangle involving private investigator Vicki Nelson; her ex-partner, Mike Celluci; and the 450-year-old vampire, Henry Fitzroy, who just happens to be a romance writer and the illegitimate son of Henry VIII.
“Both men see how strong the competition is,” Mohan said in an interview. “Mike sees that this is a guy who’s never going to get old, never going to not be beautiful and is stronger than he is and faster than he is. On the other end, Henry realizes that Mike is a good-looking guy who is a human. He’s someone Vicki could have a family with and grow old with and have that kind of a real relationship. And for Vicki with Henry, however attractive he is, she doesn’t, in some ways, see him as a person to really give herself over to, because he’s this unnatural creature in a way. And there’s going to be a different woman in his bed every night (laughs).”
Blood Ties starts when Vicki runs into Henry during one of her investigations and discovers that not only do vampires exist, but that other supernatural forces are also real. The Lifetime series stars Christina Cox (The Chronicles of Riddick) as Vicki, Dylan Neal (JAG) as Mike and Kyle Schmid (Beautiful People) as the vampire Henry. Notable guest stars include Lisa Ray, Danny Trejo and Julian Sands as a vampire hunter. Lifetime has committed to air 13 episodes of the 22 in production, with the option to pick up more if the series does well.
Mohan promised to stay true to Huff’s series, including the tough but beautiful lead character. “Vicki works out a lot of issues through humor, and she won’t show fear,” he said. “She’ll throw in a funny line or a smartass line even in the face of a demon. It’s all based on this core trinity of characters and their messed-up relationships and throwing some cool monsters into this mix every week.”
As for the “cool monsters,” Mohan said: “We’re not showing monsters the way they’ve always been shown. Often we’re seeing the human side of monsters, or at least breaking the cliches a little bit and having some fun with it. There’s no end to different kinds of creatures out there. When the central guy is a vampire, one of the core questions of the show becomes ‘Who’s really the monster?'” Blood Ties premieres March 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Source: Sci Fi Wire