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Since his days as Jasper Hale, Jackson Rathbone has played a crime lord in the series “The Last Ship,” the prince of the Philistines in “Samson,” a virtual reality murderer in “Do Not Reply,” and the ghost of a concert pianist in “Until We Meet Again.” But in one of his most recent series, “The Guardians of Justice (Will Save You!)” he takes on a new role as a superhero called Blue Scream who attacks with his sonic scream.
Created by Adi Shankar, executive producer of “Dredd” and “Castlevania,” the series follows in the footsteps of “The Boys” as a satire on Marvel and DC Comics and superheroes in general. The show brilliantly mixes animation, live-action, and even claymation together, bouncing from medium to medium during each 30-minute episode. The series follows the Guardians as they try to figure out if their leader, Marvelous Man (Will Yun Lee) was murdered.
The series reunites Rathbone with two of his former “Twilight” co-stars, Edi Gathegi, who plays Laurent, and Kellan Lutz, who plays Emmett. Because of the pandemic, the show took a while to come to fruition. “7 years ago we filmed this scene from a fever dream pitch by visionary [Adi Shankar],” Rathbone posted on Instagram in March 2022. “I’m proud of the work I was able to do as Blue Scream, and loved getting to work with an incredible cast led by the legend himself, [pro wrestling legend Diamond Dallas Page].”