Based on the success of web series ‘Riese: Kingdom Falling’, Syfy.com has expanded its original digital content slate with the 10-part ‘The Mercury Men’.
The web series, which will premiere in early 2011, was created by director Christopher Preksta (‘Captain Blasto’). ‘The Mercury Men’ is set in 70s-era Pittsburgh where Mark Tierno (‘The Road’, ‘Day of the Dead’) plays a lowly government office drone, Edward Borman, who finds himself trapped when the deadly Men of Mercury seize the building as a stagin ground for their nefarious plot. Aided by Curt Wootten (‘Captain Blasto’, ‘The Hidden Blade’) who plays a daring aerospace engineer from a mysterious organization known as “The League”, Edward must stop the invaders and their Doomsday Device, the Gravity Engine.
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