No. of seasons 1
First episode date 2009
Number of seasons 1
Narrated by Amanda Tapping
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 10
Final episode date 2011
|Genre Science fictionFantasySteampunk|
Created by Ryan CoppleKaleena Kiff
Starring Christine ChatelainSharon TaylorBen CottonPatrick GilmoreAllison MackAlessandro JulianiEmilie UllerupRyan Robbins
Cast Allison Mack, Christine Chatelain, Sharon Taylor, Amanda Tapping, Patrick Gil
Similar Sanctuary, Smallville, The Secret Adventures of Jules V, Battlestar Galactica, The Booth at the End
Riese: Kingdom Falling is a science fiction-fantasy series which debuted online on November 2, 2009 (under the title Riese: The Series). The series is about a traveller named Riese, who flees across the wartorn lands of Eleysia with her wolf, Fenrir. Hunted by a terrifying religious group, The Sect, Riese must evade the assassins that have been sent to kill her and discover their true objective.
- Riese kingdom falling steampunk web series coming soon
- Characters organizations
- Web series 2009
- TV series 201011
- The Sect Is Here alternate reality game
Riese kingdom falling steampunk web series coming soon
Riese is co-created by Ryan Copple and Kaleena Kiff, and produced by Galen Fletcher and Nicholas Humphries. Production of the first five episodes was completed on Sept. 2, 2009. The first chapter went online during the fall of 2009 and was very successful, so that a second chapter was developed. This drew Syfy's attention: Syfy digital owned by NBC Universal decided to buy the broadcasting rights.
The cast of Riese includes actors and actresses from other notable science fiction and fantasy television series, such as Stargate and Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping; Sanctuary's Ryan Robbins and Emilie Ullerup; Stargate Universe's Patrick Gilmore and Peter Kelamis; Stargate Atlantis's Ben Cotton; Battlestar Galactica's Alessandro Juliani and Smallville's Allison Mack.
Syfy started airing Riese on October 26, 2010 with a new name: Riese: Kingdom Falling.
On November 30, 2010, Space announced that Riese will start airing on spacecast.com early in 2011, making Canada the first country after the United States to air the complete webseries.
Riese has been noted for its usage of the Red One. It is also one of the first live action sci-fi web series to feature the steampunk genre. Production-value wise, it has been compared to the web efforts of Sanctuary and features a cast of top Sci-Fi actors from a variety of shows. It is also one of the first dramatic web series to incorporate animals as one of their cast ensemble.
Characters & organizations
They orchestrated the coup against the previous rulers of Eleysia to place the Anointed One on the throne, using Amara as a puppet to act temporarily as empress.
Sect members are infamous for the strange relics that are affixed to both their clothing and skin. According to their lore, these holy artifacts bring them closer to their Goddess, Sonne.
Web series (2009)
The original Riese web series ("Riese: The Series") was divided into two chapters, with a total of six episodes. It was available on the creators' website and on YouTube, beginning November 2, 2009.
Shortly after releasing Beast, the producers withdrew all online episodes, due to the deal with Syfy, who purchased the broadcast rights.
TV series (2010–11)
Syfy broadcast one season of Riese: Kingdom Falling, consisting of ten episodes, beginning October 26, 2010, also available on their website and Hulu.
Existing webisodes were recut, rearranged and renamed for the Syfy broadcast, and new footage was added introducing Amanda Tapping as narrator.
The Sect Is Here - alternate reality game
The Sect Is Here, an online alternate reality game, began on 20 September 2009 at thesectishere.com. The game centers around the Sect, the villainous religious cult from Riese, existing in our world. Players must solve numerous online and location-specific puzzles in order to unravel the true objectives of the Sect.