Some might remember the iconic 80′s cartoon “Heavy Metal” from the episode of South Park that parodies its over-the-top portrayal of scantily clad women, retro-futuristic societies, and fantasy story lines. The cartoon was originally based off of a french science fiction magazine called Metal Hurlant, which was adapted into the cult classic animated film for US audiences. Now Metal Hurlant is being brought back, but as a live action miniseries. And here’s the real surprise: it looks kind of awesome.
The series is set for two seasons and 12 episodes adapting classic stories from the French magazine. There are even some familiar faces cast, including Black Dynamite himself Michael Jai White, Rutger Hauer from Blade Runner, and Michelle Ryan from Doctor Who. For fans of over-the-top action, this could be a dream come true. Considering the ridiculous source material, the show promises to provide some high octane craziness. Season one is set to premier this November in France, and hopefully soon thereafter stateside.