Spike TV's first
original scripted action-adventure show Blade: The Series drew record
ratings for the cable TV network, pulling in 2.5 million viewers, making it
the most watched premiere of an original series Spike TV's history.
Rapper Kirk "Sticky
Fingaz" Jones is the star of the show, playing the title role as an immortal
half-man, half vampire who battles various creatures of the night, who are attempting
to take over mankind.
action and adventure with our first scripted series and really delivered,"
said Doug Herzog, president, Spike TV. "Our targeted audience of men came
through for us with big numbers. Blade: The Series serves as a launch
pad for future original scripted shows."
The series also
features a supporting cast that includes Jill Wagner, Neil Jackson, Chthon House
and Nelson Lee.
Blade: The Series
is produced by New Line Television, along with the original producers of the
Blade film franchise.
Spike TV is available
in more than 90 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.