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Anthology series Metal Hurlant Chronicles to reboot as an arc series

by on Oct.06, 2014, under Comics, Television

Metal Hurlant Chronicles, an anthology series that has had two limited runs and was recently aired on Syfy in the U.S., will get a reboot of sorts as they change format to an arc-based serial series, telling a story over the course of a season.

The first two seasons were of independent stories, loosely (and I mean VERY loosely) tied together with an asteroid called the Metal Hurlant that passed by the planet on which they story was taking place, changing the lives of those that it encountered. It based on the Metal Hurlant anthology comic/magazine series.

The idea behind the format switch is to allow time for the audience and characters to connect, “and where we could explore the mythology of the Métal Hurlant,” according to creator/producer Guillaume Lubrano.

In an anthology series, like with The Outer Limits, there is the very limited time to get the audience interested in what they are seeing. It requires strong stories and actors who can engage with the audience quickly. But there is also the regret that if you do make that connection, the audience might regret that they won’t see those characters again (unless there is the rare sequel story, or even rarer spin-off to a series.) In addition, you have a very limited time to tell the story. By switching to the arc format, recently successful with the American Horror Story series, you have more time to develop depth in the characters and weave a more interesting story.

Jamie Mathieson (Being Human, Doctor Who) will write the script, which will be a co-production between Atlantique Productions and the producers of the original series, WE Productions.


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Metal Hurlant Chronicles preview: “Three On A Match” and “Cold Hard Facts/Red Light”

by on May.18, 2014, under Television

On the next episodes of Metal Hurlant Chronicles, firsts a leak forces three astronauts to fight for the remaining oxygen, and then one prisoner will do anything to escape, while a frozen survivor from the distant past is found. Tune on for “Three On A Match” and “Cold Hard Facts/Red Light” Monday night at 10/9c on Syfy!
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Metal Hurlant Chronicles: “Pledge of Anya” and “Back to Reality”

by on May.10, 2014, under Television

A couple of previews for the next two episodes of Metal Hurlant Chronicles, on Syfy Monday at 10/9c:
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Metal Hurlant Chronicles preview: “Loyal Khondor” and “Second Son”

by on May.04, 2014, under Television

On Monday’s new Metal Hurlant Chronicles on Syfy, first a King realizes he is responsible for the troubles his subjects and daughter face. Then watch out…this isn’t Wall-E…

Check out these previews for “Loyal Khondor” and “Second Son”, and tune in Monday at 10/9c
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Metal Hurlant Chronicles preview: “Shelter Me” and “Second Chance”

by on Apr.27, 2014, under Television

In the first episode of Monday’s Metal Hurlant Chronicles on Syfy, a woman finds herself stuck in a bomb shelter with her neighbor. Then, Joe, a notorious gambler, is chased by the galaxy’s most notorious creditor. How will he escape – or will he get a second chance?

Check out the sneak peeks below and tune in at 10/9c.
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Programming alert: Metal Hurlant Chronicles moves to Mondays at 10/9c on Syfy

by on Apr.19, 2014, under Television

Programming advisory: Syfy is moving Metal Hurlant Chronicles to air after Warehouse 13 at 10/9c on Mondays, instead of before, starting this coming Monday.


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A sneak peek at Metal Hurlant Chronicles

by on Apr.14, 2014, under Television

Here is a little promo sneak peek for Metal Hurlant Chronicles which makes its Syfy debut tonight with two 30 minute episodes starting at 8/7c, before the final season debut of Warehouse 13 at 9/8c.

Based on the popular comics anthology Metal Hurlant, each of the 12-episodes in this series take place on a different planet with a different cast, linked together by the presence of an asteroid, which plays a vital role in their lives – and the future of their civilization. The international cast includes James Marsters, Rutger Hauer, Michael Jai White and Joe Flanigan.
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