Hmm. Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire. There’s a title to conjure with.
It’s a comedy produced by BBC2 in the UK and Comedy Central in the US and stars Sean Maguire of The Class and Meet the Spartans and Matt Lucas of Little Britain fame, as well as a predominantly British cast (putting on US accents in some cases). Parodying fantasy novels and TV shows, there’s a touch of Monty Python and the Holy Grail about it and it’s premiering on both channels this month:
The series, set in an ancient fantasy realm, follows reluctant hero Kröd Mändoon, a “thin-skinned and underconfident freedom fighter” in his struggle against the evil ruler, Chancellor Dongalor.
I’ve turfed up some previews and interviews for you, so you can see what you think of it. Looks a bit silly and some of the jokes fell flat, but it did make me laugh, so could be promising. More info at the Comedy Central web site.
- Sean Maguire as Kröd Mändoon: “The reluctant leader of a rag tag band of inept freedom fighters toiling away in obscurity”
- Matt Lucas as Chancellor Dongalor: “The lovably sociopathic Chancellor of the lowly province of Hessemeel”
- India de Beaufort as Aneka: A “beautiful pagan warrioress whose weapon of choice is sex”
- Steve Speirs as Loquasto: An oafish servant, “who belongs to a race of pig-like creatures known as Grobble”
- Kevin Hart as Zezelryck: A young warlock, “whose greatest magical gift is spinning a line”
- Marques Ray as Bruce: “The jailhouse lover of Kröd’s late mentor, General Arcadius”
- John Rhys-Davies as Grimshank: The leader of the resistance
- James Murray as Longshaft
- Alex MacQueen as Barnabus