XIII series on Sky2: Episode Images

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Stuart Townsend as XIII. Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

Sky have kindly sent us some images from the first two recently aired images of XIIIbased on the  graphic novel series of the same name Jeremy Briggs has enthusiastically reviewed here for some time. Episode 3 airs this week on Wednesday on Sky2.

Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

 

In the first episode, Stuart Townsend is XIII a CIA agent tries to unlock the mystery of his identity after losing his memory – and must keep at bay the government agents trying to kill him for what he knows.

Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

Copyright © 2014 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved. With thanks to SkyTV

In Episode 2 – Green Falls – XIII visits a small town from his youth, where he learns his boyhood name and determines to solve the murder of the father he never knew.

Episode 3 – Lockdown – airs this Wednesday at 10.00pm (repeated Saturday at 11.00pm)

XIII stars Stuart Townsend as XIII and Aisha Tyler as Major Lauren Jones, with Virginie Ledoyen as Irina Svletanova, Greg Bryk as Amos, Paulino Nunes as Giordino, Ted Atherton as Sheridan, Stephen McHattie as President Carrington, Caterina Murino as Sam and Tom Berengeras Gerhardt.

Unfortunately, the series isn’t available on CatchUp or On Demand as Sky don’t have the rights for that. But the series continues on Sky2 over 13 episodes through April and May.

• For more information about XIII on Sky visit: www.sky.com

• You can read an interview with Cinebook publisher Olivier Cadic and XIII translator Jerome Saincantin on downthetubes at XIII Questions About XIII

 • Read all our XIII features and reviews using this search term

• There are more details of the English language XIII books on Cinebook’s website.

• There are more details of the original French XIII albums on the official XIII website (in French).

 

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.



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