Blade TV Trailer Now Online

Plus, check out six new shots from the upcoming Spike TV series.
Production on the Blade TV series for Spike TV has begun in Vancouver and the official Web site has a new trailer. (Check it out here. You can also check out the teaser Web site here).

Six new publicity photos from the series have been released as well. Pictured are Jessica Gower as "Chase;" Neil Jackson as
"Marcus Van Sciver;" Kirk "Sticky" Jones as the title character "Blade;" Jill Wagner as "Krista Starr" and Nelson Lee as "Shen."

Meanwhile, here's the official press release about the start of production:

"Production on Spike TV’s first original scripted offering “Blade: The Series” has begun this week in Vancouver, Canada. New Line Television will produce 11, one-hour episodes of the weekly action-adventure series which premieres on Spike TV starting Wednesday, July, 5, following the previously announced two-hour kick-off episode that premieres on June 28.

Based on the Marvel Super Hero of the same name, "Blade: The Series" stars Kirk "Sticky" Jones ("Over There") as the title character who is half-man, half-vampire and employs his extraordinary powers in a crusade to save mankind from the demonic creatures who walk the night.

Spike TV's two-hour series premiere opens with Blade (Jones) setting up shop in Detroit, investigating the vampire House of Chthon. Along the way he forms an uneasy alliance with Krista Starr (Jill Wagner), a former military veteran who becomes entrenched in the world of vampires while investigating the murder of her twin brother.

The series also features Neil Jackson ("Stargate SG-1"), Nelson Lee ("Traffic," the TV mini-series) and Jessica Gower ("Blurred").

Acclaimed screenwriter and executive producer David S. Goyer ("Blade" trilogy and "Batman Begins") and popular comic book writer Geoff Johns who both worked on the "Blade" pilot, have also signed on for the series production.

Bill McGoldrick, Vice President, Original Programming and Lisa Ullmann, Director of Original Programming, are executives responsible for production at Spike TV. Avi Arad, Chairman and CEO of Marvel Studios and Ari Arad, Executive Vice President, Marvel Studios; David Goyer; David Simkins (insert credits); Jim Rosenthal and Jon Kroll of New Line Television will serve as executive producers."

"Blade: The Series" premieres on Spike TV Wednesday, June 28 with a two-hour kick-off episode (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and then airs weekly on Wednesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), starting July 5.

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