Riddick sequel title and companion TV series announced

Actor Vin Diesel made the announcement via his Instagram account.

Last night Our company had a party to launch Our TV division. Very exciting,” he wrote before announcing the two upcoming projects.

Merc City “is a show that will follow the Mercs and Bounty Hunters of the Riddick Universe,” while the next Chronicles of Riddick film will be titled Furia. Diesel added that director/screenwriter David Twohy will begin penning the movie sequel next month.

The last film in the franchise, 2013’s Riddick, saw Diesel’s title character stranded on a desolate planet populated by a predatory alien race. In activating an emergency beacon, he attracts the attention of two ships, one containing mercenaries and the other a man from Riddick’s past.

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Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Dave has lived all over.  He currently makes his home in Ottawa, Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife and stepdaughter.  Dave works as an on-air announcer at Boom 99-7 (CJOT.) One of his first sci-fi memories was that of watching Star Trek the original series in reruns on Sunday mornings so, as you can imagine, that made quite the impression and was one of the inspirations for founding the Galactic Netcasts network in 2011. You can hear Dave on The Alien Invasion, The SciFi Geeks Club and Weird World Weekly podcasts. Follow him on Twitter @davenelsonvoice