Syfy’s new series Blood Drive takes place in the dystopian future of the year 1999, and follows a former cop who, along with a dangerous woman, are forced to be part of a death race in which cars run on human blood.
Described as a “gleeful detour into grindhouse gore and raunch” by the New York Times, the series lets go of all former restrictions on language and nudity to deliver a dark, satiric, one-of-a-kind show.
Read on to meet the cast of Syfy’s new series.
Alan Ritchson as Arthur Bailey
Alan Ritchson played Aquaman on The CW’s Smallville and Thad Castle on Blue Mountain State, Ritchson is no stranger to the big screen. Not only did he play Gloss in The Hungers Games: Catching Fire, but he starred as Raphael in the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.
Ritchson, 32, was born and raised in Grant Forks, North Dakota. He started off in the industry as a model, and signed with Vision Model Management. He modeled for N2N Bodywear and Abercrombie and Fitch before auditioning for Season 3 of American Idol, where he was one of the top 87 contestants. In 2006, Ritchson booked his role on Aquaman, followed by a stint as an army officer in the Hallmark film Though None Go with Me.
Ritchson will be driving Fast and Furious style in the series, and was recently asked by Den of Geek if he ever drag races. The actor responded, “No, I never did. Well, I mean yeah, I turned the Toyota into, I would drag race just about any, if I pulled up next to a Miata, man, I was gunning it. I was gonna take that thing down. And usually, like older people. I’d sort of pick off the weak and unhealthy and I’d usually win those races.”
Christina Ochoa as Grace
Christina Ochoa is a Spanish actress and scientist. She’s also the grand-niece of Severo Ochoa, who won the Nobel Prize in 1959. Ochoa was a scientist for a number of years, as she grew up in a very science-oriented family. As a hobby, she turned to theater, and began to be part of plays at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. Eventually, she decided to shift her focus from science to the performing arts, and from then on, she worked in TV shows like I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Modern Family.
Ochoa is the founder of QE, Quantum Entanglement, Productions, which produced the short film Stay With Me in 2011.
Thomas Dominique as Christopher Carson
Thomas Dominique is a professional actor born in West London. Lsat year, he played Roadie in the episode of Black Mirror called “Hated in the Nation”. His other credits include Undercover, and Navarro.
Marama Corlett as Aki
Marama Corlett is an actress and dancer known for playing Rina in the 2012 TV series Sinbad. Marama was born and raised in Malta. Her father is from New Zealand and her mother is from Malta. Corlett was a dancer with the Ballet Russ de Malta before focusing on her acting. In 2010, she appeared in The Devil’s Double directed by Lee Tamahori. In 2011, she performed in the 2011 production of The Children’s Hour as Lois Fisher.
Colin Cunningham as Slink
Colin Cunningham plays the ringmaster in Blood Drive. The actor appeared in five seasons of Falling Skies as John Pope. He also played a recurring role in Flashpoint and a role on TNT’s pilot Perception along with Rachael Leigh Cook and Eric McCormack.
On the big screen, Cunninham has appeared in The Sixth Day and Elektra. The actor has also made a name for himself as a director. In 2009, he made the short list for an Oscar for the film Centigrade with actor/producer Madison Graie. In Canada, he’s been nominated for 12 Leo Awards, and has directed a number of award-winning music videos.
Sean Cameron Michael as Old Man Heart
South African actor Sean Cameron Michael was born in Cape Town, and spent two years in the South African Defense Force in Potchefstroom, which is compulsory, after completing high school.
In 2005, he played a supporting lead in Dean Devlin’s The Traingle. He also played UN Broker Charles Solenz in 24: Redemption.
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