Actor Joe Flanigan (Stargate Atlantis‘s John Sheppard) isn’t straying too far from science fiction with his new project: an appearance on the new anthology series Metal Hurlant Chronicles, based on the French comic Metal Hurlant (published in the U.S. as Heavy Metal).
The half-hour series is currently filming in Brussels, Belgium, and also stars martial artists Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, and Darren Shahlavi — plus Rutger Hauer and James Marsters. Each episode will adapt one of the short stories from the comics.
Flanigan will co-star with Kelly Brook (who had a recurring role on Smallville) in the show’s sixth episode, titled “Master of Destiny.” Brook tweeted the photo above from the set (click to enlarge) — with her and a pair of “Turtle Sapiens.” The two actors will reportedly play the characters Hondo and Skarr, respectively. (Hondo is described as a “space hunter” who learns a secret from his dying friend.)
Sony Pictures Television has distribution rights in several European territories, but there’s no word yet on when and where it might air in the United States, U.K., or elsewhere. The first season of 12, 30-minute episodes will be delivered in April, and the second season of 12 episodes in November 2012.
Flanigan also recently filmed a project titled The Butcher (a.k.a. 6 Bullets) in Bucharest, alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme. Stargate‘s Anna Louise Plowman (Osiris) is also a part of the cast, according to IMDb. Head over to GateWorld Forum to find some set photos.
Check out a trailer with footage from Metal Hurlant‘s first episode (without Flanigan) below. We’ll post more on Joe’s appearance as info becomes available! You can also follow Metal Hurlant Chronicles on Twitter.