Vagrant Queen

Vagrant Queen is an American science fiction television series that premiered on Syfy on March 27, 2020.[1] The series, co-produced by Blue Ice Pictures, is based on the Vault comic book series written by Magdalene Visaggio and illustrated by Jason Smith. In June 2020, the series was canceled after one season.[2]

Vagrant Queen
GenreSci-fi
Space Western
Created byJem Garrard
Based on
Vagrant Queen
by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Lance Samuels
  • Daniel Iron
  • F. J. DeSanto
  • Damian Wassel
  • Dan March
Production company(s)Blue Ice Pictures
Release
Original networkSyfy
Original releaseMarch 27 (2020-03-27) –
June 4, 2020 (2020-06-04)

PremiseEdit

Elida built a life as a scavenger and outlaw, but when an old frenemy, Isaac, turns up with news about her long-lost mother, she is forced to return to her broken kingdom with Isaac and Amae in hopes of staging a rescue before a deadly childhood foe, Commander Lazaro, finds them.

CastEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

  • Bonnie Mbuli as Xevelyn
  • Colin Moss as Hath
  • Paul du Toit as Commander Ori Lazaro, later Grand Supreme Leader
  • Steven John Ward as Chaz Rali
  • Leon Clingman as Dengar
  • Jennifer Steyn as Ihred

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"A Royal Ass-Kicking"Jem GarrardJem GarrardMarch 27, 2020 (2020-03-27)0.375[4]
Former queen Elida is cornered by her nemesis. An old friend comes to her aid, delivering big news.
2"Yippee Ki Yay"Jem GarrardJem GarrardApril 3, 2020 (2020-04-03)0.310[5]
The team are forced to stop for repairs, but the cannibals who inhabit the planet have other plans
3"Nobody's Queen"Danishka EsterhazyMika CollinsApril 10, 2020 (2020-04-10)0.208[6]
Elida deals with the life she left behind. Isaac and Amae find themselves in dangerous territory.
4"In a Sticky Spot"Danishka EsterhazyMariko TamakiApril 23, 2020 (2020-04-23)[a]0.182[7]
A stealth mission through the Republic border becomes a fight for survival as Lazaro closes in.
5"Temple of Doom"Natalie Haarhoff & Cindy LeeJem GarrardApril 30, 2020 (2020-04-30)0.168[8]
The team arrive on Wix to unexpected revelations. Betrayal leads to a bloody showdown.
6"Requiem for the Republic"Natalie Haarhoff & Cindy LeeMika CollinsMay 7, 2020 (2020-05-07)0.208[9]
The team must fix their ship while avoiding the dangers of Wix. Lazaro begins his ascent to power.
7"Sunshine Express Yourself"Jem GarrardMariko TamakiMay 14, 2020 (2020-05-14)0.189[10]
Elida leaves the team to take a scav job while Isaac and Amae battle hijackers on board a train.
8"No Clue"Jem GarrardMika Collins & Mariko TamakiMay 21, 2020 (2020-05-21)0.155[11]
Adrift in space, the team find themselves in the middle of a very strange murder mystery.
9"All Old Things Must Pass – Part 1"[12]TBATBAMay 28, 2020 (2020-05-28)0.229[13]
The team arrive on Arriopa to take down Lazaro. A face from the past unexpectedly returns.
10"All Old Things Must Pass – Part 2"[12]TBATBAJune 4, 2020 (2020-06-04)0.215[14]
Arriopa is in chaos. Elida makes a final push to stop Lazaro, but a shocking new threat arises.

ProductionEdit

On May 17, 2019, it was announced that Syfy had given a straight-to-series order to adapt the comic book series Vagrant Queen. Blue Ice Pictures are producing the TV series with F. J. DeSanto & Damian Wassel of Vault Comics. Jem Garrard will serve as showrunner and also direct certain episodes as well as Danishka Esterhazy.[15] Writers for the show include Jem Garrard, Mariko Tamaki, and Mika Collins, with Gerrard having written about a third of the episodes.[16]

CastingEdit

On May 17, 2019, Adriyan Rae was cast as Elida, Tim Rozon as Isaac, and Paul du Toit as Commander Lazaro.[15] On February 14, 2020, Alex McGregor was revealed to be Amae in the show.[17]

FilmingEdit

On May 17, 2019, principal photography was set for July 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.[15]

ReleaseEdit

On September 23, 2019 Syfy released the first teaser trailer for the series.[18] On February 14, 2020, Syfy released key art for the series and set the premiere date for March 27, 2020.[17]

The series premiered on March 27, 2020 and was scheduled air its run on Fridays at 10 p.m. (ET), but the April 17 episode was preempted and moved to April 23 (Thursday) at 11 p.m. — possibly indicating that the network began burning off the remaining episodes ahead of cancellation.[19] On June 26, Syfy confirmed the cancellation of the series after one season due to low ratings.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ April 13, Kelly Townsend; 2020. "The new showrunners: Vagrant Queen's Jem Garrard". Retrieved 2020-06-27.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (June 26, 2020). "'Vagrant Queen' Canceled at Syfy (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  3. ^ "Vagrant Queen – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 30, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.27.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 6, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.3.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 13, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.10.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 24, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.23.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 1, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.30.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 8, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.7.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 15, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.14.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 22, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.21.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  12. ^ a b https://www.nbcumv.com/programming/syfy/vagrant-queen/episodes-schedule?network=33143&p=1
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 5, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.28.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  14. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 5, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.4.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  15. ^ a b c Boucher, Geoff (May 17, 2019). "Syfy's 'Vagrant Queen': Adriyan Rae To Star In Live-Action Space Tale". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  16. ^ Weiss, Josh (February 14, 2020). "LONG MAY SHE REIGN! MEET THE MOTLEY CREW OF SYFY'S VAGRANT QUEEN IN FIRST TRAILER & KEY ART". Syfy Wire. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  17. ^ a b Boucher, Geoff (February 17, 2020). "'Vagrant Queen': Syfy Releases Trailer, Premiere Date for Snarky Space Opera". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  18. ^ Dominguez, Noah (September 23, 2019). "Vagrant Queen: Syfy Reveals First-Look Teaser". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  19. ^ Saclao, Christian (April 22, 2020). "Is Vagrant Queen on the brink of being cancelled?". Geekspin. Retrieved April 23, 2020.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Released on digital marketplaces such as Amazon Prime Video and iTunes on April 17, 2020.

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