Riddick-PosterComing off the back of the hugely successful Fast and Furious 6, which continues to play strong at the global box office, Vin Diesel will soon be returning to the multiplex in his other long-awaited sequel, Riddick.

This one, we’ve been waiting for a while longer than Fast and Furious 6, and the anticipation is definitely running on high.

A few weeks back, we saw a great new international trailer, along with a rather awesome poster that will be heading to Comic-Con with the film this month. And now Diesel has taken to Facebook once more, sharing with us the first TV spot ahead of its small screen debut at the start of next week.

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.

Karl Urban returns as Vaako from the first Pitch Black sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick. And starring alongside Diesel and Urban will be Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Nolan Gerard Funk, Keri Hilson, and WWE’s Dave Bautista.

David Twohy is once more directing from his own script, with Diesel producing alongside past collaborators Ted Field (Pitch Black, The Last Samurai) and Samantha Vincent (Fast & Furious, Fast Five).

Riddick will be released in regular and IMAX theatres on 4th September here in the UK, with its US release date falling that Friday on September 6th. Here’s the first TV spot whilst we count down the days.