Harold Perrineau is to revamp the Blade franchise for a new animated TV series.

When the first one came out, me and Wesley were friends and I said, 'Yo! If there's another one, I gotta be in it!' But that never happened

The actor will give voice to half-vampire superhero Eric Brooks, playedon the big screen by Wesley Snipes, in the latest Marvel TV project.

Perrineau admits he jumped at the chance to be a part of the show because he was a big fan of Snipes' three movies.

He explains, "When the first one came out, me and Wesley were friends and I said, 'Yo! If there's another one, I gotta be in it!'

"But that never happened. This was my chance to jump in".