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Kindred: The Embraced
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Genre Science fiction
Created by John Leekley, Mark Rein-Hagen
Starring Mark Frankel
C. Thomas Howell
Stacy Haiduk
Channon Roe
Jeff Kober
Brigid Walsh
Kelly Rutherford
Patrick Bauchau
Erik King
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Producer(s) Mike Trozzo
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) John Leekley Productions
Spelling Television
Distributor Republic Studios
Broadcast
Original channel Fox Broadcasting Company
Original run April 2, 1996 – May 9, 1996
Status Canceled

Kindred: The Embraced is an American science fiction television series produced by John Leekley Productions and Spelling Television. Loosely based on the role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade, the series premiered on Fox on April 2, 1996, and ran for eight episodes before it was canceled on May 9, 1996. The series focused on San Francisco Police Detective Frank Kohanek (C. Thomas Howell) who discovers his city is home to numerous vampires while investigating alleged mobster, Julian Luna (Mark Frankel). Julian is the "prince" of the city, ruler of five groups of vampires in the city, collectively called "The Kindred". The vampires survive through the "masquerade", disguising themselves as humans, and Julian strictly enforces the laws that govern them to protect their anonymity. The two form an uneasy bond as they work together to try to prevent a vampire war and Julian struggles with his romantic feelings for human reporter Caitlin Byrne (Kelly Rutherford).

The eight episodes of the series were released on a two volume DVD set on August 21, 2001.

Contents

Production

Reception

Sci Fi Weekly's Kathie Huddleston called Kindred: The Embraced a "cross between The Godfather and Melrose Place" that held promise, but was very confusing to viewers with the five vampire clans and a particularly confusing pilot episode. While she felt the character of Frank appeared "to be pulled straight out of a bad cop film", she praised the character of Julian as a "multifaceted character who's both good and evil".[1] Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly also compared the series to The Godfather "soaked in blood," calling it "knottily mystifying". Like Huddlestone, he disliked the character of Frank, wishing he'd been killed by a vampire early in the series, while praising "the elegant, intelligent prince" Julian.[2]

Distribution

The series premiered on Fox on April 2, 1996.[1] New episodes aired weekly until May 9, 1996, after which the series was canceled and no additional episodes produced. The eight episodes produced for the series were released on a two volume DVD set on August 21, 2001.[3]

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Episode listing

# Title Director Writer Original airdate
1 "The Original Saga" Peter Medak John Leekley April 2, 1996 (1996-04-02)
 
2 "Prince of the City" Peter Medak John Leekley April 3, 1996 (1996-04-03)
 
3 "Nightstalker" John Harrison John Leekley, P.K. Simonds unaired
 
4 "Romeo & Juliet" Ralph Hemecker April 10, 1996 (1996-04-10)
 
5 "Live Hard, Die Young, and Leave a Good Looking Corpse" James L. Conway Aaron Mendelson, Paul Tamasy April 17, 1996 (1996-04-17)
 
6 "The Rise and Fall of Eddie Fiori" Kenneth Fink April 24, 1996 (1996-04-24)
 
7 "Bad Moon Rising" James L. Conway Phyllis Murphy May 1, 1996 (1996-05-01)
 
8 "Cabin in the Woods" Ralph Hemecker Curt Johnson May 9, 1996 (1996-05-09)
 

References

  1. ^ a b Huddleston, Kathie (March 25, 1996). "On Screen: Backlash: Oblivion 2, Kindred: The Embraced". Sci Fi Weekly 2 (17). http://www.scifi.com/sfw/issue17/movie.html. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken (April 05, 1996). "TV Review: Dark Victories". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,292007,00.html. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  
  3. ^ "Kindred the Embraced - The Complete Vampire Collection". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005Q4DS. Retrieved 2009-02-27.  

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Genre Science fiction
Created by John Leekley
Mark Rein-Hagen
Starring Mark Frankel
C. Thomas Howell
Stacy Haiduk
Channon Roe
Jeff Kober
Brigid Walsh
Kelly Rutherford
Patrick Bauchau
Erik King
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Producer(s) Mike Trozzo
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) John Leekley Productions
Spelling Television
Distributor Republic Studios
Broadcast
Original channel Fox Broadcasting Company
Original run April 2, 1996 – May 9, 1996
Status Canceled

Kindred: The Embraced is an American science fiction television series produced by John Leekley Productions and Spelling Television. Loosely based on the role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade, the series premiered on Fox on April 2, 1996, and ran for eight episodes before it was canceled on May 9, 1996. The series focused on San Francisco Police Detective Frank Kohanek (C. Thomas Howell) who discovers his city is home to numerous vampires while investigating alleged mobster, Julian Luna (Mark Frankel). Julian is the "prince" of the city, ruler of five groups of vampires in the city, collectively called "The Kindred". The vampires survive through the "masquerade", disguising themselves as humans, and Julian strictly enforces the laws that govern them to protect their anonymity. The two form an uneasy bond as they work together to try to prevent a vampire war and Julian struggles with his romantic feelings for human reporter Caitlin Byrne (Kelly Rutherford). Julian Luna, prince of several disparate vampire, or kindred, clans in San Francisco, has his job cut out for him as he must try to keep a tenuous peace among them while not being afraid to apply ruthless justice against those who would break kindred rules. Infractions that merit "final death" include the taking of human life and changing humans into vampires who have not volunteered for the transformation. [1] [2]

The eight episodes of the series were released on a two volume DVD set on August 21, 2001.

Contents

Production

The show was produced by John Leekley Productions and Spelling Television. It was filmed in the cities of Fillmore, California, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.[3] After the show's cancellation, Showtime negotiated to revive this series, but the untimely death of the show's star, Mark Frankel, halted the effort.[4]

Reception

Sci Fi Weekly's Kathie Huddleston called Kindred: The Embraced a "cross between The Godfather and Melrose Place" that held promise, but was very confusing to viewers with the five vampire clans and a particularly confusing pilot episode.[clarification needed] While she felt the character of Frank appeared "to be pulled straight out of a bad cop film", she praised the character of Julian as a "multifaceted character who's both good and evil".[5] Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly also compared the series to The Godfather "soaked in blood," calling it "knottily mystifying". Like Huddlestone, he disliked the character of Frank, wishing he'd been killed by a vampire early in the series, while praising "the elegant, intelligent prince" Julian.[6]

Distribution

The series premiered on Fox on April 2, 1996.[5] New episodes aired weekly until May 9, 1996, after which the series was canceled and no additional episodes produced. The eight episodes produced for the series were released on a two volume DVD set on August 21, 2001.[7]

Episode listing

# Title Director Writer Original airdate

1 "The Original Saga" Peter MedakJohn LeekleyApril 2, 1996 (1996-04-02)
A police detective, Frank Kohanek, has learned that vampires exist, but doesn't realise that he's surrounded by them. The businessman whom he suspects is a mobster, Julian Luna, is the Prince of the San Francisco "Kindred" clans. And Frank's girlfriend, Alexandra, is Julian's ex and also a vampire. When she reveals herself, breaking the Masquerade, her life is forfeit. 
2 "Prince of the City" Peter MedakJohn LeekleyApril 3, 1996 (1996-04-03)
The feud with the Brujah is escalating. Against Masquerade policy, Eddie Fiori has ordered the death of Boyle, an informant of Detective Kohanek. Fortunately for Eddie, the vote by the ruling primogens is split, and Eddie is not sentenced to final death. Julian has fallen in love with reporter Caitlin Byrne, a human who wants to do an article on him because he is wealthy, powerful, and unseen. In order to control her, Julian buys the San Francisco Times and appoints her as the editor. 
3 "Nightstalker" John HarrisonJohn Leekley, P.K. Simondsunaired
A recently embraced and insane Kindred is making the news as a serial killer. Falling in love with human women is an issue for Julian, Cash, and Daedalus. 
4 "Romeo and Juliet" Ralph HemeckerJoel BlasbergApril 10, 1996 (1996-04-10)
Cash and Sasha have become lovers and Julian grudgingly gives permission for Cash to "embrace" Sasha. He's too late, however, because the Brujah clan, trying to provoke a war between clans, has already embraced her. 
5 "Live Hard, Die Young, and Leave a Good Looking Corpse" James L. ConwayAaron Mendelson, Paul TamasyApril 17, 1996 (1996-04-17)
Zane, a rock star embraced by Lily, endangers the Masquerade, but she's having trouble admitting that he's a problem. Sasha embraces her Brujah blood. 
6 "The Rise and Fall of Eddie Fiori" Kenneth FinkScott Smith MillerApril 24, 1996 (1996-04-24)
Lily is jealous of Caitlin and sends a P.I. to take photos of Julian and Caitlin together. The P.I. ends up capturing Eddie's assassination attempt on film. Frank ends up with a copy of the photos and shows them to Caitlin, so she breaks up with Julian. Lily, meanwhile, has sided with Eddie, who is still planning to kill Julian. Heads will roll, but not the ones Eddie plans. 
7 "Bad Moon Rising" James L. ConwayPhyllis MurphyMay 1, 1996 (1996-05-01)
With Brujah primogen Eddie Fiori gone, fights are breaking out all over San Francisco to determine which Brujah will succeed him. This is to be expected. What isn't expected is the return of the Nosferatu Goth. Julian ran Goth out of town years ago, but he has returned, stronger than ever. And, when he performs the ritual and drinks the blood of the human infant he has just kidnapped, he will be unbeatable. 
8 "Cabin in the Woods" Ralph HemeckerCurt JohnsonMay 9, 1996 (1996-05-09)
Julian hasn't been out of San Francisco in seven years. So when Caitlin asks him to go away with her for the weekend, Julian leaves Archon in charge and goes with her sans bodyguards to Manzanita Springs in Sonoma County where Caitlin has secured a secluded cabin in the woods. Unbeknown to Julian, the sole survivor of that bloodbath, a Brujah named Cameron, has reunited with the three remaining Manzanita Springs Brujah and has plans to take over Eddie's seat on the San Francisco conclave. 

References

  1. ^ "Kindred the Embraced - IMDB.com". Amazon.com. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115232/plotsummary. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Kindred the Embraced - IMDB.com". Amazon.com. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115232/plotsummary. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Kindred the Embraced - IMDB.com". Amazon.com. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115232/locations. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Kindred the Embraced - IMDB.com". Amazon.com. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115232/trivia. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  5. ^ a b Huddleston, Kathie (March 25, 1996). "On Screen: Backlash: Oblivion 2, Kindred: The Embraced". Sci Fi Weekly 2 (17). http://www.scifi.com/sfw/issue17/movie.html. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  6. ^ Tucker, Ken (April 05, 1996). "TV Review: Dark Victories". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,292007,00.html. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  7. ^ "Kindred the Embraced - The Complete Vampire Collection". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005Q4DS. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 

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