Check out neck-snapping teaser for live-action Heavy Metal TV show

Remember that live-action Heavy Metal TV series we heard about early last year? Well, it's almost here—and we have a bone-crunching new trailer to prove it.

The series, based on the French sci-fi fantasy comic Metal Hurlant Chronicles, will be broken up into two 12-episode seasons featuring 30-minute episodes.

It's being produced in France, and creators We Productions and United Humanoids are lining up worldwide distribution deals to bring the series to additional markets. No U.S. distribution agreement has been made at this point.

The show stars several genre alums, including Rutger Hauer, Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Joe Flanigan, James Marsters, David Belle and Matt Mullins.

The cult-fave comic was known for its surreal storylines and adult sexuality, was a bona fide hit in the 1970s and remains an influential sci-fi property to this day.

The new trailer looks like a sexy flash of hard sci-fi, and definitely has us curious to see more:

One concern? The production values are hard to judge in the trailer here, though it does have a low-budget feel creeping around the edges. Here's hoping it works in the long form, but only time will tell.

A few new pics from the early episodes have also surfaced, and you can check those out in the gallery below and let us know what you think.

(Via Live For Films)

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