Spike TV has fast-tracked a new series based on the Marvel comic book “Blade,” which begins taping this spring and premieres in June.
“Blade” will be the network’s first original scripted series and has ordered 11 one-hour episodes in addition to the two-hour kick-off.
According to the over-written press release, “Blade” centers on an immortal warrior fighting a shadowy underworld of vampires who want to destroy the human race. The title character is a half-man, half-vampire who uses his superhuman powers and skills to fearlessly battle the demonic creatures of the night in a blood-drenched crusade to prevent the ascendance of vampires
In other words, a perfect fit for Spike.