Blade: The Series is a sci-fi/horror/thriller television series featuring rapper Kirk "Sticky" Jones in the title role of Marvel's immortal half-man, half-vampire who uses his superhuman powers and skills to fearlessly battle the demonic creatures of the night in a blood-drenched crusade to prevent their rise over mankind.
Blade: The Series maintains the continuity from New Line Cinema/Marvel Studio's highly successful movie trilogy, but brings the main character into new storylines with new characters.
A "half-breed" whose mother was attacked by vampires while pregnant with him, Blade is half-human, half-vampire, and is forced to inject a special serum on a daily basis to control his raging thirst for blood.
An incredible martial artist and warrior, armed with a silver sword, this legendary vampire hunter ferociously seeks out his vampire prey and destroys them.
Blade possesses all the vampires' strengths and none of their weaknesses – and is both feared and hated by his nemeses.
The two-hour premiere opens with Blade setting up shop in Detroit, investigating the vampire House of Chthon. Along the way, he forms an uneasy alliance with Krista Starr, a former military veteran trying to re-enter "normal" civilian life when she learns that her fraternal twin brother, Zack, has been killed under mysterious circumstances.
Unable to get any resolution from the police, Krista decides to investigate Zack's death herself. It's a decision that catapults her into a strange new world that she didn't even know existed.
Krista is courageous, tenacious and a fierce adversary in finding out the truth behind her brother's death.
The series also features Marcus Van Sciver – Blade's chief nemesis and a charismatic, dapper, sexy, aristocratic vampire with pale skin, piercing eyes and an unquenchable thirst for power – and blood.
A wealthy developer and a pillar of the community, Marcus easily moves among the city's elite, but his real power stems from his ties to the age-old House of Chthon, venerable vampire rulers which he heads up.
Chase is a seductive vampire who is devoted to Marcus; and Shen is Blade's loyal ally and confidante, who works to perfect new technologies and specialised weaponry for Blade to use in his battles against vampires.