Perlman, Hu join voices in 'Afro'


Ron Perlman ("Hellboy") and Kelly Hu ("X2: X-Men United") are joining Samuel L. Jackson as part of the voice cast for Spike TV's "Afro Samurai." The five-part animated series, which premieres Jan. 4, is based on a graphic novel by Takashi Okazaki and centers on a black samurai's (Jackson) hunt for the gunman who murdered his father. Perlman will voice the gunman, while Hu will voice a friend from the samurai's past. "Afro Samurai" is produced by Japanese studio Gonzo in association/partnership with GHK K.K. and FUNimation.