15/10/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Filming has begun on Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire, a new sci-fi/fantasy comedy TV series starring Sean Maguire (of Meet The Spartans, Dangerfield, and EastEnders fame) and Matt Lucas (aka Little Britain), on location in Hungary for transmission spring 2009 on BBC Two.
Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire is an action-comedy that aims to be equal parts workplace comedy and sword and sorcery fantasy. 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).
Lucy Lumsden, BBC Controller for Comedy, told SFcrowsnest, "Krod promises to be a real treat for BBC Two – joke-filled, star-studded and gloriously funny."
To help fight the great fight, Krod has assembled a band of remarkably ineffectual 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 a line, 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.
Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire stars Sean Maguire and Matt Lucas with India De Beaufort (Run, Fatboy, Run), Steve Speirs (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), Kevin Hart (Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3 & 4, Along Came Polly), John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade), James Murray (Primeval, Under The Greenwood Tree, Cutting It), comedian Marques Ray Mascarinas and Alex Macqueen (Holby City, The Thick Of It).
The series is being co-produced by Hat Trick Productions and MRC for Comedy Central and BBC Television. The series is created by Peter Knight, written and produced by Peter Knight and Brad Johnson, directed by Alex Hardcastle (Lead Balloon, Not Going Out) and produced by Mario Stylianides (Fonejacker, Armstrong & Miller).
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