Daniel Gillies, best known for his role as Elijah Mikaelson on popular CW series The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, will bring the Asgardian brothers Thor and Loki to life as the official narrator for Thor: Metal Gods, the first of several original serialized fiction and audiobook series based on Marvel Comics to debut on premium reading and audio entertainment platform Serial Box.
Thor: Metal Gods will be available on mobile devices beginning December 12, where the series voiced by Gillies will continue the centuries old saga of Thor and Loki as they team up for an adventure of cosmic proportions, confronting the sins of their pasts. Propelling the saga forward are a fierce Korean demi-goddess, Horangi, and Captain Zia, a charismatic, gender-ambiguous space pirate who shares history with Loki.
The award-winning writing team, led by screenwriter Aaron Stewart-Ahn (Mandy), as well as Brian Keene (The Horror Show with Brian Keene), Jay Edidin (Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men), and Yoon Ha Lee (Ninefox Gambit), takes sibling rivalry to new heights as Thor and Loki race across the universe to untangle a dangerous mystery and stop the return of an ancient evil, putting fans on a wild ride when the brothers find themselves fighting on the same side.
“I'm delighted to take part in this project, particularly as this is a new territory in storytelling for comic book fans. This material looks both challenging and absurdly fun, and I look forward to participating in this new aspect of the Marvel Universe," said Daniel Gillies.
Thor: Metal Gods is the first Marvel original serialized fiction audiobook series to launch on Serial Box. Additional original stories are set to launch in early 2020 and are focused on fanfavorite super hero characters including Black Panther, Black Widow, and Jessica Jones.
In addition to The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, where he starred as Elijah Mikaelson, Gillies played the young surgeon Joel Goran in the NBC medical drama, Saving Hope. He first engaged with the Marvel Universe in Spider-Man 2 as John Jameson, Mary Jane Watson’s fiancé, opposite Kirsten Dunst.
Serial Box offers premium serialized stories from critically acclaimed and best-selling authors via weekly installments that can be consumed by reading or listening. Users can switch between formats with a simple click, picking up right where they left off. Users are encouraged to sample the first episode for free before buying a full season pass.