Batman Voice Actor Kevin Conroy Joins a British Superhero Series Called THE FEW
Kevin Conroy, the legendary Batman voice actor, has joined the cast of a British sci-fi superhero series called The Few.
The award-wining web-series was created by actor Sam Benjamin (Peaky Blinders, Doctor Who) and director Sam Bradford (Double Cross).
Kevin Conroy will take on the role of a special guest star character “with a dark past called Bobby ‘Shakespeare’ Smith, who has a run-in with the show’s Northern English vigilante ‘The Rogue Detective’ played by Sam Benjamin.”
The upcoming season is called The Few: The Dark Future and it will continue “a story which last year won 13 international awards, following three diverse working class Londoners who acquire superpowers when they enrol in a lucrative medical trial.”
Kevin Conroy also joins Kyla Frye (Edge of Tomorrow), Vincent Jerome (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Kim Vithana (Coronation Street), Sonny Louis (Game of Thrones, Wonder Woman), and Fabrizio Santino (Hollyoaks).
Creator and star Sam Benjamin had this to say in a statement regarding the casting of Conroy:
"We are beyond excited to have Kevin Conroy joining our cast. He is an icon in the comic book genre. I grew up being inspired by Kevin’s performances, watching him every Saturday morning in my Dad’s tiny little flat up in Merseyside. To many fans he’s regarded as the greatest Batman but more importantly, he is one of the most talented actors of an entire generation. We are honoured to have him want to jump into a live action role for our series The Few: Dark Future"
He went on to say:
"Costumed crime fighters with super-powers are largely grounded in American literature. Not only is casting Kevin a great move because he’s a phenomenal performer, it is also an impactful and interesting way of nodding to this US heritage of the genre, while telling a very British tale."
Benjamin then went on to talk about how unique of a show The Few is saying:
"There’s nothing else like The Few being made right now,. We are huge fans of American comic books and super-hero shows, but we want to tell a very British working class story about loss, identity and justice . The UK deserves to have a unique super-powered universe of its own!"
I’ve never seen or heard of The Few until now, but I’ll definitely be checking it out! Int sounds like an intriguing show that is filled with geeky passion!