Monday, September 14, 2015

Mira Furlan Cast in Lantern City

Mira Furlan - Lantern City
Mira Furlan
Award-winning publisher Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, and Macrocosm Entertainment are excited to reveal a new character in Lantern City, Martha Ellen Grey. Martha, in both the comic book series and upcoming television series in development, is portrayed by Mira Furlan. Furlan is a fan-favorite actress (Babylon 5 and Lost) that brings intelligence and passion to every role, and will make her debut in issue #6 on sale in October.

Martha Ellen Grey is the mother of Killian Grey, the head of the Grey Empire, which is the ruling class of Lantern City. Smart, power-hungry, and fierce, the matriarch will do anything to protect her son and keep him in power.

"Martha Grey, an almost Shakespearean character, complex and complicated, impossible to label or categorize. My first thought when I ‘met’ her was, ‘Gertrude, Hamlet's mother.’ As with the character of Gertrude, the key to Martha is her intricate, difficult, almost deviant relationship to her equally complex son, Killian,” said Mira Furlan. “I cannot wait to bite my teeth into this meaty role. It will be a big challenge and a great pleasure, as it always is with truly great roles."

The Lantern City comic series is the newest extension of a larger transmedia universe. Along with the television show, an illustrated novel, Rise (also available as an app), was published. Lantern City combines the epic scope of the Star Wars series with the street-level intensity and attention to detail of The Wire. The series blends action, romance, unique sci-fi, and political upheaval in an engaging narrative.

Lantern City #6
Lantern City #6

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