SCI FI's Flash Gordon: Meet the Cast
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Coming this summer is SCI FI Channel’s latest original action adventure series called Flash Gordon.  In an attempt to bring forth a contemporary version of the classic comic-strip franchise, the network has ordered an initial 22-episode order of the series.

The modern-day retelling of Flash Gordon follows the new adventures of the titular character, along with his companions, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov.  As they face on extraordinary circumstances, they soon discover that they are Earth’s only hope against the tyrant Ming.

Read on to find out more about the cast of Flash Gordon.

Leading the series is Eric Johnson who stars as Flash Gordon.  Johnson is a 27-year old actor known for playing the role of Whitney Fordman on the television series Smallville.  His other acting credits include The Dead Zone, Honeymoon with Mom, and Children of Fortune.

Joining Flash Gordon in his escapades is fellow-adventurer and love-interest Dale Arden who is portrayed by Gina Holden.  This 32-year-old actress has been featured in films like Alien vs. Predator 2 and The Butterfly Effect 2.  She has also appeared on the television series Blood Ties.

Playing the brilliant scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov who accompanies Flash Gordon in his adventures is actor Jody Racicot.  He has worked on numerous films like Final Destination 3, The Tuxedo and Dinner at Fred’s.  On television, he has appeared on Blood Ties, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, and The Outer Limits.

Serving as the tyrannous villain Ming the Merciless, ruler of planet Mongo, is actor John Ralston. This Canadian actor is noted for his roles on Life with Derek and on Strange Days at Blake Holsey High.

Produced by Reunion Pictures with Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr., Flash Gordon premieres on Friday, August 10 at 9pm EST.

-Kris, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: The Futon Critic, SCI FI

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