Actor and comedian Peter Kelamis has joined the cast of the new fantasy web series Riese. Currently seen as Adam Brody on Stargate Universe, Kelamis has appeared in nearly 100 projects including film, television and voice work in cartoons and video games. Details are forthcoming, but according to series co-creator Ryan Copple, Kelamis will be playing the role of Ormand.
Riese the Series premiered simultaneously on YouTube and KoldCast.TV on November 2nd. With nearly 70,000 views on YouTube so far, Riese has caught the attention of big media outlets including The New York Times and The Globe and Mail, as well as other traditional sci-fi outlets such as Sci-Fi Talk and GateWorld. The premiere episode got so many hits when it launched that YouTube quickly contacted Copple about adding Riese as one of their featured shows, and it’s also a featured show on KoldCast.TV.
Riese is a sci-fi/fantasy series richly influenced by history, mythology, folklore and steampunk. Riese follows a young woman and her companion, a wolf named Fenrir, who travel a collapsing world trying to piece together the fragmented memories of her past while trying to evade the dangerous religious cult that hunts her. With a high budget compared to other web series, and filmed on the RED camera in high definition, the show is visually beautiful. The wardrobe, music and depth of story all contribute to creating the world of Eleysia.
Riese features sci-fi regulars such as Christine Chatelain (Sanctuary, Supernatural, The Collector), Sharon Taylor (Smallville, Stargate Atlantis, Eureka), Patrick Gilmore (Stargate Universe, Battlestar Galactica), Ben Cotton (Harper’s Island, Stargate Atlantis, Taken) and Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary, Caprica, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis).
Episode 2, “Fragments”, premieres November 16th on YouTube and KoldCast. If you haven’t watched it yet, check out Episode 1, “Hunt” now.
Interested in learning more? Check out more information about Riese the Series here:
Riese the Series Official Web Page
Riese the Series Channel on YouTube
Riese the Series on KoldCast.TV
Riese the Series Official Forum
Riese the Series on Facebook
Riese the Series on Twitter
Riese the Series Fansite