David Tennant Joins Cast of Chew

David Tennant has joined the voice cast of Chew.  The animated adaptation of the comic from Image Comics will also feature the voices of Steven Yeun and Felicia Day. Tennant is voicing Mason Savoy, the detective’s mentor-turned-villain. John Layman, Chew co-creator, is penning the script with Jeff Krelitz directing. Krelitz and David Boxenbaum are producing via Heavy Metal. The role of Mason Savoy was originally going to be voiced by Robin Williams. After his suicide, the producers took time to regroup before seeking a new actor.
Not familiar with Chew? Here is the synopsis from the Image Comics page:
Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is cibopathic, 250px-Chew_1which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It’s a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu’s secret. They have plans for him, whether he likes it or not. Presenting a twisted new series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants, written by John Layman (Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four and Puffed) with mind-blowing art by astonishing comics newcomer Rob Guillory.

Chew is one of my personal favs and worth checking out. Looking forward to the coming series. Stay tuned, kids!

 

 

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