Spike TV Cancels ‘Blade’ TV Series

Despite a successful

launch, Spike TV has canceled the Blade television series which starred

rapper Sticky Fingaz. Blade

was Spike TV’s first original scripted action-adventure series, which featured

Sticky Fingaz as Blade, an immortal half-man made famous by actor Wesley Snipes

in the movie of the same name. The

series drew record ratings for the cable TV network, pulling in 2.5 million viewers

when it debuted in June 2006, but Spike reportedly declined a second season."What

can I say," Sticky Fingaz told AllHipHop.com. "It was a great experience

while it lasted. The show is being pitched to other networks, so it’s possible

that it might return in some form."Blade

the television series featured Blade (Sticky Fingaz) joining forces with Krista

Starr (Jill Wagner), to help her get revenge on another vampire that killed her

twin brother.Wagner

also confirmed the show’s cancellation on her Myspace page. "I

was informed today that there will be no second season of ‘Blade’ the series,"

Wagner wrote. "Thanks for the support. Hey, there is always the DVD right?"Sticky

Fingaz, who rose to fame as a member of rap group Onyx, will continue his career

in the film world. He

is planning a pair of upcoming movies being developed by his production company,

Major Independents which will be released in conjunction with Lions Gate.A

Day in the Life is Sticky’s directorial debut and features an all-rapping

cast of Faizon Love, Omar Epps, Michael Rappaport, Anthony ‘Treach’ Criss Drena

De Niro (Robert De Niro’s daughter), Kurupt, Malinda Williams, Bokeem Woodbine.The

movie centers around a street war between two opposing crime families, one led

by Sticky Fingaz (Stick), the other headed by Faizon Love ("Black" Ike

Smith). Caught

on Tape is also an all-rap movie, which features Cedric the Entertainer, Vivica

A. Fox, Kel Mitchell, Joe Torry, Malik Yoba. The movie tells the story of a little

boy who uses a video camera he received as a gift, to film his mother’s boyfriend

plotting a crime. "Both

of the films were shot digitally and are in post-production," Sticky Fingaz

said. "We are working on our third film now, titled Stick Up Kids.

We are also acquiring other movies for distribution. We want to start with six

movies this year, grow to 12 next year and so on." The

rapper is also recording a new solo album, which will feature production from

Ess Man, who also scored A Day in the Life and Caught on Tape. Ess

Man has produced tracks for Proof, KonArtis, Obie Trice, Bizarre, Slum Village,

Young Breed, DMX and others."Once

I feel like I have what I want, I will take it to a few of the major labels,"

Sticky Fingaz said of his album. "I am not in a rush, I’m in a different

situation now, so we will see what happens."

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