I’m going to have to reference a line from Jerry Maguire guys, because Syfy is going to be airing the award-winning steampunk based digital series Riese: Kingdom Falling. Let’s be honest, it had me at “steampunk.” Plus, Syfy generally does a lot of cool things worth investigating.

The series has 10 installments which are  narrated by Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary.) You can catch Riese: Kingdom Falling on Syfy.com starting Tuesday, October 26th. New installments will be shown every Tuesday and Thursday.  The series will also be available from Sony’s PS3, Microsoft’s Xbox and (of course) Amazon.

Look for: Christine Chatelain (The Bone Collector); Sharon Taylor (Stargate Universe); Ben Cotton (Harper’s Island), Allison Mack (Smallville); Ryan Robbins (Caprica); Patrick Gilmore (Stargate Universe); Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica) and Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary).


Eleysia is a dying kingdom where resources are dwindling and compassion is fading. Distrust and anxiety have clouded people’s minds, causing a regression into primitive ways of thinking. People have grown restless, almost feral. Rituals and mythology have resurged, and the darker side of mankind has begun to reveal itself.

Riese (Christine Chatelain), a wanderer, travels across the decaying lands of Eleysia with her wolf, Fenrir. Marked as a heretic by religious group The Sect and the new Empress, Amara, Riese must evade their assassins and discover their true intentions for Eleysia.

Riese is the Crown Princess of Eleysia, forced to flee into the wilds after her family was slaughtered. She will soon serve as a catalyst for a disparate group of supposed heretics, the Resistance, launching them into civil war.