Emmy Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd returns to series television as the ultimate evil video game villain, Sebastian Jackal, in the new action-adventure series "Deadly Games" premiering TUESDAY, SEPT. 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on UPN. Leonard Nimoy serves as executive producer of the series and directs the premiere episode.
"Deadly Games" tells the story of Dr. Gus Lloyd (James Calvert) who, in an effort to get over a bad divorce, creates a video game in which all the bad guys are people whom he can't stand including his ex-wife's divorce attorney, his former mother-in-law and the old high school bully. Fantasy becomes life-threatening reality when during a freak lab accident, the various video game villains, led by the ultimate foe, Sebastian Jackal (Christopher Lloyd), come to life and begin to play "the game." Their goal - the ultimate destruction of everything beautiful and noble in the world. As a panicked Gus puts it, "Level by level, people will die, cities will burn and Jackal will eventually rule a lifeless planet."
Now Gus, his lab assistant Peter (Stephen T. Kay) and Gus' ex-wife Lauren Ashborne (Cynthia Gibb), must join together just as they do in the game to combat these video villains and save the Earth.
In the premiere episode, "Killshot," Gus and Lauren face Killshot, a bad guy patterned after a high school football bully who made Gus' life hell for four years. His only weakness is water which to Killshot, is like kryptonite is to Superman. They must locate Killshot and stop him before he drops a bomb on a crowded stadium during a professional football game. Along the way, Gus must re-earn Lauren's trust and try to find a way to return these video villains to his electronic game.
Starring Cynthia Gibb as Lauren Ashborne/The Girl, James Calvert as Dr. Gus Lloyd, Stephen T. Kay as Peter Rucker and Christopher Lloyd as Sebastian Jackal. Guest starring former pro-football player (L.A. Raiders' full back) Tom Rathman.
"Deadly Games" is filmed on stage and on location in Chatsworth and Los Angeles, CA. Leonard Nimoy and Paul Bernbaum are executive producers. The premiere episode was written by Paul Bernbaum and directed by Leonard Nimoy. "Deadly Games" is a production of Viacom Inc.