British Comedian Matt Lucas Signed to Co-Star in COMEDY CENTRAL's First Fantasy-Comedy Series 'Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire'
India De Beaufort, Steve Speirs, Kevin Hart, John Rhys-Davies, James Murray
And Marques Ray Mascarinas Round Out Ensemble Cast
Currently Shooting In Budapest, Hungary And Scheduled To Premiere In Spring
Sean Maguire Previously Announced To Star
NEW YORK, Oct. 15 -- British comedic icon Matt Lucas
("Little Britain") is set to join Sean Maguire ("Meet the Spartans") and
the talented ensemble cast of COMEDY CENTRAL's epic new series "Krod
Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire," the all-comedy network's first
foray into fantasy-comedy. Currently in production in Budapest, Hungary,
the series is set to premiere in Spring 2009.
India de Beaufort ("Run, Fatboy, Run"), Steve Speirs ("Pirates of the
Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"), Kevin Hart ("Fool's Gold"), Emmy(R)
Award-nominated John Rhys-Davies ("The Lord of the Rings"), James Murray
("Primeval") and Marques Ray Mascarinas ("Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N
Out") round out this exceptional ensemble cast.
"After a long and extensive search, we are thrilled to lock in the
perfect cast for this unique series that is best described as 'Monty
Python' meets 'The Princess Bride,'" said Lauren Corrao, president,
original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. "The talented actors
bring their distinctive voices to these well-crafted, hilarious characters
who inhabit the world that is Krod Mandoon."
"Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire" is a groundbreaking
action-comedy that is equal parts workplace comedy and sword and sorcery
fun. An outrageous, live-action, character-driven show set in an ancient
fantasy realm, the series follows reluctant hero Krod Mandoon (Maguire), a
thin-skinned and underconfident freedom fighter, who is the last great hope
in the struggle against the evil ruler, Chancellor Dongalor (Lucas). To
help fight the great fight, Krod has assembled a band of remarkably
ineffective freedom fighters: Aneka (de Beaufort), the beautiful Pagan
warrioress whose weapon of choice is sex, Loquasto (Speirs), the oafish
servant with bad aim, Zezelryck (Hart), the young warlock whose greatest
magical gift is spinning BS, and Bruce (Ray), who's simply fabulous.
Together, they must overcome a myriad of evil obstacles in their quest to
save the world, including name-calling, hired assassins and bad hair days.
One of the UK's most influential comedic forces, Lucas first made his
debut on the London stand-up comedy circuit in 1992 in character as Sir
Bernard Chumley. From there, he teamed up with David Walliams to co-write
"Bernard Chumley and Friends," a show that gained a cult following in the
three years it ran at the Edinburgh Festival. Lucas' early television
appearances include "The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer," "Shooting Stars,"
"Casanova" and "Wind In The Willows." The funnyman's most triumphant
success was when he partnered with Walliams to create and star in the Sony
Award-winning radio show "Little Britain," which later became a highly
successful BBC television series. The series and cast have garnered
countless honors, including three BAFTA TV Awards, five British Comedy
Awards, an International Emmy(R) Award, numerous National Television Awards
and a People's Choice Award, to name just a few. Recently, Lucas'
infectious laugh empire has hopped the pond to shock and double over
Americans with the HBO series "Little Britain USA."
"Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire" is a co-production between
COMEDY CENTRAL, Media Rights Capital, Hat Trick Productions and BBC
Television. The series is created by Peter Knight ("Big Wolf on Campus"),
written and produced by Knight and Brad Johnson ("Unhitched"), directed by
Alex Hardcastle ("Lead Balloon") and produced by Mario Stylianides
("Fonejacker"). Knight, Johnson, Jimmy Mulville ("Worst Week") and
Stylianides serve as executive producers. Scott Landsman is the executive
in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.