Official Press Release
Blade: The Series premiered on Spike TV in June of 2006 as the most-watched original series in the network’s history. Although the show was not renewed for a second season, it had a very loyal fanbase. The entire season is now available in its entirety on Joost.com.
Blade: The Series tells the story of Krista Starr (Jill Wagner) who returns from military service in Iraq to learn that her twin brother, Zack, has died under mysterious circumstances. Her investigation reveals that Zack was a "familiar" - a kind of indentured servant who agrees to do a vampire's bidding in the hopes that his "master" will eventually reward him with eternal life. Krista's search for her brother's killer soon brings her face to face with Blade (Kirk ‘Sticky’ Jones), as well as with the killer himself, Marcus Van Sciver (Neil Jackson), a powerful vampire and high ranking member of the House of Chthon. Smitten with Krista, Marcus decides to turn her into a vampire by injecting her with his blood. Krista is then approached by Blade, who injects her with the same serum he uses to control his own vampire instincts, and offers her a chance to help him avenge her brother's death and bring down Marcus and the House of Chthon. The two form a reluctant partnership.
Blade Pilot pt. 1
Immortal warrior Blade sets up shop in Detroit with his partner Shen and investigates the vampire House of Chthon who are threatening total domination of mankind. Along the way, he forms an uneasy alliance with Krista Starr, a recently dispatched US military combat medic who becomes entrenched in the world of vampires while investigating the suspicious murder of her twin brother. As Krista is pulled into the underword, she teams up with Blade and Shen to infiltrate the vampires from the inside and out. Blade, however, must keep a close watch on Krista, who could easily succumb to the dark forces of the shadow world she now inhabits.