Zoë Bell fans, rejoice! Bell’s new web series, Angel of Death, premiered this week on Crackle.com, and it’s a wild and bloody ride.
In it, the former Xena stunt woman/actress Bell plays Eve, an assassin who takes on her targets with lethal precision. That is, until now. In the premiere episode, "Edge," we follow Eve on a mission gone awry.
Yep, that’s an x-ray of Eve’s head.
Here’s the official description of the series:
Nobody looks for the Beretta, when all they see is a slinky chick in a cocktail dress. Noir comic book legend Ed Brubaker cuts deep with the story of Eve, a hot woman with a heart of ice. Zoe Bell steps in as an assassin haunted by visions after a bloody encounter with a very big knife. In this, the most ambitious web series ever created, Zoe makes bare knuckle boxing a thing of beauty, and a head wound as sexy as sin. Lucy Lawless, Doug Jones, and Ted Raimi all show up for the ride, but few come out alive. If the sight of blood bothers you, just keep your eyes on her other assets, and remember she can grab your heart with her looks or her hand, your choice.
They already had me (and probably many of you) at Zoë Bell, especially after watching her outrageous stunts in Quentin Tarantino‘s Death Proof (and watching her beat the crap out of a murderous Kurt Russell), but adding Lucy Lawless to the mix? It’s lesbian marketing genius!
Lucy Lawless isn’t in the premiere episode, but she’ll appear soon as, Vera, "Eve’s curious next-door neighbor, who learns too much, and gets tangled in Eve’s web." (And, no, I don’t think "
Eve’s web" is a euphemism for something naughty.)
You can watch the first episode, "Edge," below, but, be warned, it’s pretty violent. A new episode will air every weekday through March 13.
I watched the first episode and my only gripe was Bell’s awful wig in the hit scene. You’d think with the money they obviously spent on the production, somebody could have set aside an extra $50 for a decent wig!
But the bad (fake) hair wasn’t a deal-breaker for me. I thought it was a compelling first episode and I will definitely be tuning in again to see how the ER personnel will be extracting that blade.
Will you watch Angel of Death?