Blood Drive: Season 1 (2017)

Season 1
Blood Drive

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Blood Drive indulges its grindhouse elements with gleeful abandon - and balances its gory violence with smart, self-aware humor.



Critic Ratings: 21


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User Ratings: 246

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Air date: Jun 14, 2017

In the dystopian future of 1999, Arthur Bailey is the last good cop among a horde of corrupt officials, living in desolate downtown Los Angeles. He's about to get caught up in a race where the cars run on human blood and the last participant to arrive at each checkpoint has their head explode in the premiere of this series.

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Air date: Jun 21, 2017

Grace and Arthur battle to stay off the menu at the first pit stop, which is Pixie Swallow Motel and Diner.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2017

Arthur and Grace race through a mysterious city only to fall prey to its nocturnal inhabitants.

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Air date: Jul 5, 2017

Arthur and Grace take a dangerous detour to a mental asylum in search of Grace's missing sister.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2017

Arthur & Grace must find a cure to a deadly sex plague that is unleashed on the Mayhem Party.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2017

Arthur and Grace are waylaid by Amazons in The Savage Lands who hold a clue to the where Karma is.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2017

Slink unleashes a demon from the belly of Heart Enterprises to exact his revenge and take control.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2017

Arthur helps a wasteland sheriff free his town, but the line between good and evil is not easily drawn.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2017

Grace's Kung Fu is tested against a mystic restaurateur and a dying Arthur embarks on a vision quest.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2017

A wounded Arthur stumbles into Cronenburgh.

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This drama series is set in a near-apocalyptic future where a massive earthquake has split the United States apart. As a result, water is scarce and gasoline prohibitively expensive. A police officer, Arthur Bailey (Alan Ritchson), is forced to partner up with Grace D'Argento (Christina Ochoa), a femme fatale with her own agenda. Together, they participate in a death race in which the cars run on human blood. As they make their way through the race, they find out that the corporation organizing the event has been involved in their own pasts as well.

Cast & Crew

Alan Ritchson
Arthur Bailey
Colin Cunningham
Julian Slink
Christina Ochoa
Grace d'Argento
Thomas Dominique
Christopher Carpenter
Sean Cameron Michael
Old Man Heart
Darren Kent
The Scholar
Aidan Whytock
Garrett Kemble
Andrew Hall
The Gentleman
Adam Pelkowitz
Fat E
Altovise Lawrence
Sergeant Gower
Danny Keogh
Sheriff Leon
Claire Berlein
Alex Kurosky
Warrick Grier
Dr. Vermaak
Frederik Malmberg
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Critic Reviews for Blood Drive Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (11)

Kinky, witty, winking gorefest.

Jun 21, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The cars run on human blood; the series runs on a wicked sense of humor.

Jun 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Blood Drive, SyFy's new series, isn't a television show so much as a mashup of everything that's ever offended the Parents Television Council.

Jun 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Officially, Syfy isn't subject to FCC rules, but what this weird-ass show gets away with goes well beyond anything you might have ever seen before.

Jun 15, 2017 | Full Review…

While it is no heir to what Rodriguez and Tarantino did, Blood Drive is an indulgent Grindhouse for all the modern direct-to-video goofiness and weirdness you can only watch at home now anyway.

Jun 14, 2017 | Full Review…

There's plenty of cinema du carsploitation fun to be had with this gonzo drive-in throwback involving killer vehicles gobbling up unsuspecting victims.

Jun 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The acting on the Syfy show is very dicey. The romance plots are unconvincing and the story's fascination with the moral struggles of good-guy cop Arthur Bailey is unaccountable and misguided.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

It's go-for-broke enjoyable mayhem for those who like that sort of thing. Just be sure to wait to watch until the kids are in bed.

Aug 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Turn it on for a satisfying snicker as we all pick up our briefcases and beat each other to death.

Jun 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Between the barebones plot, the wooden main characters and the lack of good satire, there's just not enough here to really justify the 13-episode treatment.

Jun 21, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

There's a lot of great television out there that in its elegant minimalism, nuanced commentary, and understated performances give us thoughtful examinations of the human condition ... Sometimes you just wanna watch some Bad Dudes get blood-drived.

Jun 16, 2017 | Full Review…

What's surprising about the premiere is how slick it is.

Jun 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blood Drive: Season 1

  • Dec 02, 2019
    BLOOD DRIVE is so brutal and horrible, it is exactly what TV needs. The best kind of grindhouse.
  • Sep 26, 2019
    Awesome show! Why do they always cancel the good stuff?
  • Aug 17, 2019
    absolutely awesome.
  • Mar 12, 2018
    No idea why this got cancelled. Was such a good show.
  • Dec 26, 2017
    Gratuitous violence, sex and an interesting setting. This material feels like it came straight from a comic book. Its perverseness kept me entertained and wanting more.
  • Nov 26, 2017
    SyFy Grindhouse and BLOOD DRIVE accomplish everything it says it’s going to accomplish. This series is bloody disgusting, full of gore and ooze, shameless story-telling, sexually unfettered and frustrated in parts, and wholly depraved with lots of melodrama. Plus, the sets and costuming are great. From what I've read this is a one-off series, except at the end, the show (SyFy?) promises, Next: BLOOD WORLD.
  • Sep 29, 2017
    Absolutely Bad-Ass and amazing show! SO pissed it got cancelled!
  • Sep 08, 2017
    This was a great grindhouse style show. I'm surprised they are not doing another season, that being said they should have not done a continuation, but more like American horror story does. Also why the hell do they still base ratings on Nielsen? Most people have smart tvs can't they just see what's being watched via the internet...
  • Sep 08, 2017
    Such an amazing show, hopefully another network sees the mistake NBC made and picks it up!
  • Sep 07, 2017
    It started off just alright, but looked to be promising. It never gets better. I liked the first two episodes enough, I guess, and episode five was a slight step up, but other than that, I was bored. It was reminding me a lot of how bad Z Nation is! (I liked that show at first, especially (maybe mainly) because of the cast, but then it got worse, and now I'm only watching it because they keep hooking me back in at the end of the season!) It's like almost every Syfy show, low budget so it looks crappy, and is poorly made, and has a "campy feel" that doesn't REALLY work, especially not like they want it to. But, this has pretty great reviews, so I guess you might like it.

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