Riese is finally coming back online next week and the early promos (above) are getting us fired up again.
Fans rumbled a bit when sci-fi Riese was abruptly taken offline during its first release last fall. In the puzzling game of online distribution, it’s something many series creators have come to accept as part of the web series territory. Having just signed an international distribution and sales deal with Fireworks, creators Ryan Copple and Kaleena Kiff had to pull it down to allow for a deal with SyFy to go through.
SyFy was a natural fit for Riese, with its cast of Sanctuary and Battlestar Galactica vets like Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary), Christine Chatelain (The Bone Collector); Sharon Taylor (Stargate Universe); Ben Cotton (Harper’s Island), Allison Mack (Smallville); Ryan Robbins (Caprica); Patrick Gilmore (Stargate Universe); Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica) and Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary).
Riese is the Crown Princess of Eleysia, forced to flee into the wilds after her family was slaughtered. She will soon serve as a catalyst for a disparate group of supposed heretics, the Resistance, launching them into civil war.