A new fantasy series is getting ready for its Internet debut, featuring a cast heavy with Stargate veterans. Riese is described as “a unique and original steampunk-inspired Web production,” which filmed in Vancouver in August and premieres online on November 2.
Riese is a unique-looking show that blends fantasy and steampunk, in the story of a girl who may be the salvation of a wasteland that was once a thriving world. Here’s the series description from the producers:
- Riese is a world of moral ambiguity and political intrigue. A decimated land populated by characters from dreams and nightmares. Loyalties are ever in question, suspicion in the minds of all. A power-hungry tyrant, Empress Amara – ruler of the kingdom Eleysia – has been conquering nation after nation in order to unite the people under one banner. From the shadows, however, an enigmatic group clearly wielded power over her. Called The Sect, they purported themselves to be the official religion of Eleysia, and began to spread alongside the nation’s borders, infecting the lands with chaos and turmoil.
And yet, despite the impending doom, a single beacon of light shines in Riese. A mysterious wanderer, she travels with her wolf Fenrir across this barren land. Branded as heretics by The Sect, Riese and Fenrir will pause to aid those in need as they travel, but they must evade capture at all costs. As she flees, she’ll piece together her past and her destiny, in a conflict that will hold the fate of this world in the balance – and the once peaceful kingdom of Eleysia will be the battlefield.
Watch the trailer below:
Riese will be released bi-weekly, with five episodes comprising each “chapter.”
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