Danny Trejo is making headlines for becoming a real hero, for rescuing a baby from an overturned vehicle after witnessing a car crash. But on the big and small screen, Trejo is usually cast as a villain or antihero, and he’s back in that role for Pikchure Zero Productions’ new series ‘Paragon’. The cast also includes Franziska Schissler and Dilan Gwyn.
The series is currently shooting its seven-episode first season, which follows humanity after Heaven is destroyed. “With only a small piece of the afterlife to live for, everyone, including Death himself, is fighting to claim the Elysian for themselves.” Each episode will be 43-minutes-long (an hour when commercials are added in). ‘Paragon’ will be shopped around to outlets.
‘Paragon’ is produced by Khu (just Khu), and Justin Price. Price is also directing.
“We have always loved the sci-fi fantasy genre, and we wanted to create a series that explored one of the most intriguing questions of humanity. Where do we go when we die? And what would happen if Heaven no longer existed?
“Paragon is an edgier and grittier cable style series in the vein of Firefly and Altered Carbon. I believe we have an electric hybrid that explores the human spectrum of dealing with loss and love in a stylistic way. Danny Trejo is outstanding as Kincaid, the half-dead leader of disbanded reapers.”
Reapers? This certainly is “in the vein of ‘Firefly’.”
Khu and Price have worked together on many low-budget genre films, often producing up to four a year. They co-directed the features ‘Snare’, and ‘The Mummy Rebirth’, and the upcoming ‘Die-Rize’ and ‘Dark Cupid’. Khu acted in ‘Dark Cupid’.
Trejo will next be heard in a very different project, as the voice of Boots in ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ which opens in theaters this weekend.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter