'Metal Hurlant Chronicles' to Have Origin Revealed in Reboot

The sci-fi series Métal Hurlant Chronicles is being rebooted, with Doctor Who and Being Human writer Jamie Mathieson attached, Deadline reports.

This might just be one of the fastest reboots ever. The original Métal Hurlant Chronicles debuted in 2012 on French television, before making its way to the United States and Syfy in April.

The series is based on French sci-fi and horror anthology created in 1974 by Jean Giraud (Mœbius), Philippe Druillet, Jean-Pierre Dionnet and Bernard Farkas, and published in the United States under the name Heavy Metal.

The new adaptation will depart from the original series' style of storytelling, which consisted of self-contained tales all set on different planets with one thing -- the appearance of an asteroid named Métal Hurlant -- tying them together. Production company Atlantique has stated the new show will feature a serialized style and recurring cast of characters. This is being done in order to "explore the mythology of the Métal Hurlant," says creator and producer Guillaume Lubrano.


The new English-language production, Métal Hurlant: Origins, will be a co-production with Atlantique Productions and WE Productions -- the Paris-based company behind the original series. The series is expected to debut in the third quarter of 2015.

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