Supporters of The Resistance, Unite! Freedom Has a New Reluctant Hero in COMEDY CENTRAL's(R) 'Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire' Premiering Thursday, April 9 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

Mar 23, 2009
By ViacomCBS Staff

Network's First Fantasy-Comedy Stars Sean Maguire As A Freedom Fighter Who Sets Out With His Hilariously Inept Sidekicks To Battle The Evil Dongalor Played By British Comedian Matt Lucas

India de Beaufort, Kevin Hart, James Murray, Chris Parnell, Marques Ray, John Rhys-Davies and Steve Speirs Round Out Ensemble Cast

Users Can Visit To Get "Krod Mandoon" Web-Exclusive Content, Including Deleted and Extended Scenes, Ringtones, A Behind-The-Scenes Tour, Photos and a New Action/Adventure Game

From the time of the long ago past arrives "Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire," COMEDY CENTRAL's epic new half-hour, live-action series that chronicles the adventures of Krod Mandoon(Sean Maguire) and his hopelessly futile band of warriors as they take on the evil Chancellor Dongalor (Matt Lucas). Marking the all-comedy network's first foray into fantasy-comedy, the groundbreaking series premieres on Thursday, April 9 at 10:00 p.m. marked by a special one-hour episode with limited commercial interruptions.

"Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire" is an outrageous, character-driven workplace comedy set in an ancient realm. Narrated by Chris Parnell ("30 Rock"), the series follows reluctant hero, Krod Mandoon (Maguire, "Meet the Spartans"), a thin-skinned and underconfident freedom fighter, who is the last great hope in the struggle against the evil ruler, Chancellor Dongalor (Lucas, "Little Britain USA"). To help fight the good fight, Krod has assembled a band of loyal, but remarkably ineffective freedom fighters: Aneka (India de Beaufort, "Run, Fatboy, Run"), the beautiful Pagan warrioress whose weapon of choice is sex; Zezelryck (Kevin Hart, "Fool's Gold"), the young warlock whose greatest magical gift is spinning B.S.; Loquasto (Steve Speirs, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"), Krod's oafish half human/half swine servant; and Bruce (Marques Ray, "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out"), who's fierce and proud. Together, they must overcome a myriad of evil obstacles in their quest to save the world, including name-calling, hired assassins and a bisexual Cyclops (or biclops).

Viewers are introduced to Krod Mandoon and his band of freedom fighters during the epic hour-long series premiere, in which Krod, the son of a blacksmith and a stay-at-home mom, is revealed to be "The Golden One," the last great hope in the rebellion against the cruel Meconian Empire and the wicked Chancellor Dongalor. Dongalor has not only imprisoned Krod's mentor, the great General Arcadius, but is also in possession of the ultimate weapon of mass destruction, the Eye of Gulga Grymna, which he plans to wield over his subjects in his quest to rule the world, if only he can figure out how to unleash its awesome power. When Krod and his gang set out to rescue Arcadius, viewers will quickly learn that his newly-recruited band of semi-skilled warriors have clearly padded their resumes and that for Krod to succeed in thwarting Dongalor's evil plans, he must grow thicker skin, overcome his germaphobia and work through his own sexual hang-ups with his Pagan girlfriend, Aneka.

Online at, COMEDY CENTRAL Digital will provide fans of the epic fantasy-comedy an extension of the "Krod Mandoon" experience through Web-only exclusives, including never-before-seen content and the ability to interact with the "Krod Mandoon" characters. The site will showcase exclusive video features, including character profiles, deleted and extended scenes, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hungarian set where the series was shot, hosted by cast member Kevin Hart, a special piece called "A Freedom Fighter Walks Into a Bar..." starring Sean Maguire and, most importantly, the site will feature lots and lots of lusty Meconian wenches.

In addition, COMEDY CENTRAL Digital will extend its content on mobile and gaming platforms including a new action/adventure game featuring the voices of the "Krod Mandoon" cast and a mobile WAP site, featuring ringtones, photo galleries, a personality quiz and more.

The special one-hour, limited commercial premiere of "Krod Mandoon" is sponsored by Old Spice.

"Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire" is a co-production of COMEDY CENTRAL, Media Rights Capital and BBC Television and is produced by Hat Trick Productions and Watson Pond Productions. The series was created by Peter A. Knight ("Big Wolf on Campus"), written and produced by Knight and Brad Johnson ("Unhitched"), directed by Alex Hardcastle ("Lead Balloon") and produced by Mario Stylianides ("Fonejacker"). Knight, Johnson and Jimmy Mulville ("Worst Week") serve as executive producers. Scott Landsman is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

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