[07/29/08 - 01:08 PM]
Sean Maguire Cast as the Lead in "Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire," Comedy Central's First Fantasy-Comedy
The series will be shot on location in Hungary and is scheduled to premiere in early 2009.

[via press release from Comedy Central]



"Krod Mandoon" Will Film On Location In Hungary And Is Scheduled To Premiere In Early 2009


NEW YORK, July 29, 2008 -- Sean Maguire ("Meet the Spartans," "The Class") has been tapped as the lead in COMEDY CENTRAL's new series "Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire," the all-comedy network's first foray into medieval comedy, which will be shot on location in Hungary and is scheduled to premiere in early 2009.

A fantasy-comedy, "Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire" is an outrageous, live-action, character-driven comedy that takes place in the "long ago past" and features Maguire as the reluctant hero Krod Mandoon, a sensitive, clueless freedom fighter, as the last great hope in a medieval struggle. The series is a co-production between COMEDY CENTRAL and MRC and is written by Peter Knight and executive produced by Knight, Brad Johnson, Jimmy Mulville and Mario Stylianides.

Maguire, who most recently starred in the spoof comedy "Meet the Spartans" and in the ensemble CBS comedy "The Class," began acting at the age of five in the award-winning television movie "A Voyage Round My Father" with Sir Lawrence Olivier. Maguire went on to television fame in the United Kingdom in the hit series "Grange Hill," followed by "Dangerfield" and the successful long-running series "EastEnders." With three albums to his credit, Maguire is also well known in the UK for his music career. Maguire recently wrapped production on "Mr. Eleven," a two-part original movie for ITV and has been cast in a guest-starring role in Rob Thomas' updated version of "Cupid" for ABC. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Shakespeare Company headed by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. McGuire is represented by the Kohner Agency and Paul Coates.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 150 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

  [july 2008]  


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