Okay…put this in the ever-growing stacks of things I did not hear about. Apparently, Comedy Central is making a Hercules/Xena-esque fantasy TV series, titled Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire. Sez the press release:
The series follows reluctant hero Krod Mandoon, a thin-skinned and underconfident freedom fighter, who is the last great hope in the struggle against the evil ruler, Chancellor Dongalor. To help fight the great fight, Krod has assembled a band of remarkably ineffective freedom fighters: Aneka the beautiful Pagan warrioress whose weapon of choice is sex, Loquasto the oafish servant with bad aim, Zezelryck the young warlock whose greatest magical gift is spinning BS, and Bruce, 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.
The preview not mind-shatteringly hilarious, but I certainly approve of the concept (I also approve of anything on Comedy Central that keeps Drawn Together and Mind of Mencia from airing). It looks promising enough that I’m willing to give it a try when it premieres on April 10th. But then, I’ve also watched all the Deathstalker movies, so I clearly have a tolerance for this kind of thing.