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Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire – introduction

(l-r): Marques Ray as Bruce, Sean Maguire as Krod Mandoon, India de Beaufort as Aneka, Steve Speirs as Loquasto and Kevin Hart as Zezelryck

Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire is a groundbreaking action-comedy for BBC Two, starting on Thursday 11 June 2009 at 9.00pm, 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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