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Alan Ritchson Blood Drive

Former TV Aquaman Alan Ritchson will be a far cry away from Atlantis in Syfy’s near-apocalyptic Blood Drive.

The Smallville alum has joined the cast of the upcoming grindhouse cinema-inspired series, which centers around the last good cop in Los Angeles (played by Ritchson) and his dangerous femme fatale partner.

Ritchson’s Arthur Bailey is a former officer who is forced to join the Blood Drive, an underground death race in which the cars run on human blood.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Game of Thrones‘ Season 6 finale, airing June 26 at 9/8c, will run 69 minutes long, per HBO.com.

* Fox’s midseason comedy Making History has tapped John Gemberling (Broad City, Marry Me) and Neil Casey (Inside Amy Schumer) to play America’s founding fathers, John Hancock and Sam Adams, respectively, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Netflix has released a trailer for Season 2 of Marco Polo, debuting Friday, July 1.