I guess I’ve been living under a rock, because I only now just found out about Riese the Series, a super cool new steampunk show coming soon to Internets near you!
The story centers around Riese, a mysterious traveller being chased by assassins. Here’s an excerpt from the official website:
Riese, a seemingly random wanderer, is being hunted by a terrifying religious cult, The Sect. Traveling from nation to nation for years, she is accompanied only by a wolf, Fenrir. Together they must evade the assassins sent by the Sect – who’ll stop at nothing to complete the task they failed to achieve many years ago.
Her past is shrouded in mystery, as even Riese can’t recall the events of the tragic night when her entire family was slaughtered and she was forced to flee into the wilderness.
“Riese”, a unique and original steampunk-inspired web production shoots this August using the cutting-edge technology of the Red One camera system and slated for an Autumn launch.
I can’t wait to watch this! Sounds like a great combination of steampunk, fantasy, mystery and action. Ohhhh yes.
For some great insight into the production, be sure to watch the behind-the-scenes videos, and checkout these aweseome promo stills and concept artwork. Episodes should start airing this October.