Seventh Star Studios Announces Bishop Stevens for Role of Khalid in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Bishop Stevens as the warrior Khalid in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Bishop will portray Khalid, a warrior from the lands of the Kartagen Empire who has adventured farther to the north and east, eventually finding himself in a mercenary band led by the heroine Rayden Valkyrie.  The hunt of a group of brigands, who have taken a number of captives, takes Khalid on a journey unlike any other he has ever faced.

The world Khalid inhabits is featured in Stephen Zimmer’s sword and sorcery novel Heart of a Lion. The story in the TV pilot is not an adaptation of the novel, but rather an original storyline envisioned to be the foundation for a series of episodes filled with the adventures of Rayden’s war band.

“Bishop brings great presence onto the screen,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said.  “In addition to his great talent as an actor and ability to carry out fight scenes and stunts, he has a tremendous work ethic that drives him to deliver the best performance possible.  Bishop is a fantastic addition to our ensemble cast and I’m very happy to have him aboard with us!”

Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart is scheduled for production late spring on locations in Kentucky and represents the first visual media project for Seventh Star Studios, a division of Seventh Star Press, a publisher of speculative fiction based out of Lexington, Kentucky.

About Bishop: Bishop Stevens is a former WCW/WWE pro-wrestler, who turned actor in 2013. As a wrestler Bishop trained with the legendary 8 time Champion Harley Race and signed with World Championship Wrestling which was later purchased by the WWF (now the WWE). After leaving pro-wrestling Bishop landed roles on such TV shows like NBC’s Crisis, NBC’s Chicago PD and AMC’s The Walking Dead, which would lead to a recurring role on season 1 of FOX’s Empire.

Since his role on Empire, Bishop moved into feature films appearing in movies with some of Hollywood’s most well-known stars including Lobo Sebastian, Raymond Barry, Victor Garber, Danny Glover, and Zoe Lister-Jones. Bishop landed a starring role in the hilarious Meygan Kelly, Michael De Luca produced comedy Embeds for Verzion GO90 which shot him into featured and supporting roles in up-coming movies including:

Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair’s: Mom and Dad
Colin Ford and Ajiona Alexus’: Blood Addicted,
Zazie Beetz and Chance The Rapper: Slice and a
A project with Justin Long: The New Guy for Huawei.

Bishop has also signed on for the up-coming TV Series Clash of the Vampires which should be a very interesting comparison with his role in the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot (Supernatural to Fantasy).

In addition to acting, Bishop is a motivational speaker and fitness enthusiast. He’s also becoming very well-known on the SciFi and Horror convention circuit making guest appearances at conventions though out the mid-west.

To follow Bishop online use the following links:

Twitter: @bishops411
Instagram: @bishops411

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