SyFy Acquires Metal Hurlant Television Series

Metal Hurlant Chronicles

Variety is reporting that SyFy has acquired the French television series Metal Hurlant Chronicles.

The anthology television series is based on the French science fiction and fantasy anthology comic Metal Hurlant, known as Heavy Metal in the United States, created by comic artists Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and Philippe Druillet in 1974. The comic was incredibly popular throughout the 1980s and saw an animated film adaptation in 1981.

Metal Hurlant Chronicles ran for two six-episode seasons, with all 12 episodes being directed by Guillaume Lubrano from the works of such comic book talents as Geoff Johns, Richard Corben, Adi Granov and Alejandro Jodorowsky.

The impressive list of actors that appear in the series includes John Rhys-davies, Michael Biehn, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Scott Adkins, James Marsters, and Michael Jai White.

SyFy will begin airing the first season of Metal Hurlant Chronicles in April.