Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire

As unlikely a title as you can get, the star of the show – Kröd Mändoon himself – is pretty unlikely for it is former Grange Hill and EastEnders star Sean Maguire!

Matt Lucas in Kröd Mändoon And The Flaming Sword Of FireWith a cast that also includes Roger Allam (Ashes to Ashes), John Rhys Davies (Lord of the Rings trilogy, Sliders) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Shooting Stars) as the evil ruler, Chancellor Dongalor, the series is described as a live-action comedy series set in an ancient fantasy realm.

It’s a sitcom – but set outside of the boundaries of a normal situation, something that recalls Red Dwarf. Whether or not Kröd Mändoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire will have the same effect as Red Dwarf is another matter entirely, but early signs are good and the presence of Matt Lucas is  encouraging.

The five-episode series has already aired in the USA with Matt Lucas reported to be particularly entertaining in his role.  Kröd Mändoon is apparently a freedom fighter lacking in confidence, while his team is as uninspiring as they come – Aneka (India de Beaufort), is a beautiful pagan warrior whose weapon of choice is sex, while Loquasto (Steve Speirs) is an oafish servant with bad aim. Zezelryck (Kevin Hart) is the stage musician-come-warlock whose magical gifts seem a little sparse, while Bruce (Marques Ray) is “simply fabulous”…

Kröd Mändoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire premiers on BBC Two on Thursday June 11th at 9pm with the first two episodes.

Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire is a groundbreaking action-comedy for BBC Two starring Sean Maguire (Meet The Spartans, Dangerfield, EastEnders) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain).

In the darkest days of the Meconian Empire, tyranny reigned throughout the land. Until a glimmer of hope arrived – the son of a blacksmith and a stay-at-home mum, a man of unwavering determination: Krod Mandoon (Maguire), the last great hope in the struggle against the evil ruler, Chancellor Dongalor (Lucas).

To help fight the great fight, Krod has assembled a band of remarkably ineffectual freedom fighters: Aneka (de Beaufort), the beautiful Pagan warrioress whose weapon of choice is sex; Loquasto (Speirs), the oafish servant with bad aim; Zezelryck (Hart), the young warlock whose greatest magical gift is spinning a line; and Bruce (Ray), bereaved lover of Krod’s late mentor. Together, they must overcome a myriad of evil obstacles in their quest to save the world, including name-calling, hired assassins and bad hair days.

Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire stars Sean Maguire and Matt Lucas with India de Beaufort (Run, Fatboy, Run), Steve Speirs (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), Kevin Hart (Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3 & 4, Along Came Polly), John Rhys-Davies (The Lord Of The Rings, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade), James Murray (Primeval, Under The Greenwood Tree, Cutting It), comedian Marques Ray and Alex MacQueen (Holby City, The Thick Of It).

Lucy Lumsden, BBC Controller Comedy Commissioning, comments: “Krod promises to be a real treat for BBC Two – joke-filled, star-studded and gloriously funny.”

Jimmy Mulville adds: “Krod has great scripts and a wonderful cast – it promises to be a real gem.”

The series is co-produced by Hat Trick Productions and MRC for Comedy Central and BBC Television. It is created by Peter Knight, written and produced by Peter Knight and Brad Johnson, directed by Alex Hardcastle (Lead Balloon, Not Going Out) and produced by Mario Stylianides (Fonejacker, Armstrong & Miller).

Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire was commissioned by Lucy Lumsden for the BBC and Lauren Corrao for Comedy Central. The Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central is Scott Landsman. The Executive Producers are Jimmy Mulville and Rob Bullock for Hat Trick Productions and Simon Wilson for the BBC.

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