SERIES STAR KIRK ''STICKY'' JONES TO RIDE NIGHT ROD
26 March 2006 - Harley-Davidson Inc.
In the upcoming Spike TV original production ''Blade: The Series,'' inspired by Marvel''s popular Super Hero, the immortal lead character will ride a motorcycle from Harley-Davidson, one of the world''s most enduring legends.
''Blade: The Series'' premieres on Spike TV Wednesday, June 28 (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).
''Blade: The Series'' stars Kirk ''Sticky'' Jones (''Over There,'' ''The Shield'') 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. Episodes will feature Jones, as Blade, in action riding the Harley-Davidson VRSCD Night Rod motorcycle.
''Blade: The Series is a thrilling action-adventure, filled with heart-pounding tension and suspense,'' says Dario Spina, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Promotions, Spike TV. ''As a character-driven series, Harley Davidson''s Night Rod motorcycle has a powerful attitude of its own, adding dimension to both the series and our lead character.''
Spike TV and Harley-Davidson worked closely on the logistics of integrating the Night Rod into ''Blade: The Series'' and are considering several joint promotions for the project. The series is produced by New Line Television and is currently in production in Vancouver, Canada.
''The Night Rod is a raw, hot rod-inspired motorcycle with the latest in styling and performance,'' said Paul James, Harley-Davidson Product Communication Manager. ''It has a menacing look and feel, which makes it a great motorcycle for the ''Blade'' character. We hope Spike TV viewers enjoy the motorcycle and how it fits into the show.''
''Blade: The Series'' is Spike TV''s first original scripted series. In addition to the two hour premiere episode on June 28, 11 one-hour episodes will premiere weekly starting Wednesday, July 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). In Spike TV''s adaptation, Blade (Jones) sets up shop in Detroit and investigates the vampire house of Chthon. Along the way he forms an uneasy alliance with Krista Starr (Jill Wagner), a military veteran who becomes entrenched into the world of vampires while investigating the murder of her twin brother. In addition to Jones and Wagner, series cast members include Neil Jackson (''Stargate SG-1''), Nelson Lee (''Traffic,'' the TV mini-series) and Jessica Gower (''Blurred'').
For March 2006
From Harley-Davidson Inc.
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