Syfy Orders Apocalyptic-Future Drama ‘Blood Drive’

Series tells story of cross-country death race featuring cars fueled by blood

Syfy has given a series order to “Blood Drive,” a drama set in an apocalyptic future. The series tells the story of a police officer forced to join a cross-country death race featuring cars powered by blood.

“Blood Drive” is produced by Universal Cable Productions. The series has been given a 12-episode order for Season 1. It is executive produced by John Hlavin and David Straiton.

“This highly stylized roller coaster ride is a throwback to 1970s grindhouse cinema,” Dave Howe, president of Syfy and Chiller, said. “With its fast-paced thrills and indie feel, Blood Drive will make an exciting and edgy addition to Syfy’s growing slate of original scripted series.”

James Roland wrote the pilot with supervision from Havlin.

“The grindhouse cinema style remains largely untapped in television,” Jeff Wachtel, chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and president, Universal Cable Productions, said. “The combination of gritty action and dark humor can push the envelope in some fun and unexpected ways. ‘Blood Drive; has all these elements and more. We’re excited to partner with John Hlavin and David Straiton to bring this cool, action-packed series to life.”