Dark Shadows

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NBC (ended 1991)

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In 1966, the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows premiered on ABC and ran for 5 years, making exactly 1,225 episodes. Today, it is known as one of the most popular cult classics of all time. In 1991, Dan Curtis remade the show as a weekly prime-time drama. NBC bought the series and aired it mid-season 1991. The series wasn't up to NBC's standards in ratings, so the network cancelled the show after only twelve one-hour episodes.

Dark Shadows: The Revival Series remade most of the beginning storylines and the episodes that transported Victoria Winters back to 1790 (in the original series, Victoria went back to 1795). The series starts with the resurrection of Barnabas Collins, who was released from his coffin by Willie Loomis, the bumbling caretaker on a quest for legendary family riches. Dr. Julia Hoffman attempts to cure his vampirism, and release him from the curse that Angelique Bouchard put on him two hundred years earlier. Later on, Victoria is transported to 1790 during a séance in which the Collins family was trying to contact Barnabas' sister, Sarah, who died in 1790. Trapped in the past, Victoria becomes the governess of Sarah and Daniel Collins, and the governess who was hired to tutor the children, Phyllis Wick, has taken Victoria's place in 1991. Victoria stays in 1790 for a while, and many people accuse her of being a witch for knowledge of the future and many other things. She is put on trial and Peter Bradford (her first friend in 1790 Collinsport) tries to save her from being hanged.moreless

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Stefan Gierasch

Stefan Gierasch

Michael Woodard/Joshua Collins

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

David Collins/Daniel Collins

Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard/Naomi Collins

Michael Cavanaugh

Michael Cavanaugh

Sheriff George Patterson/André du Prés

Roy Thinnes

Roy Thinnes

Roger Collins/Reverand Trask

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Categories

Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense

Themes

Fairy Tales & Fables, supernatural forces, Fairy Tales & Fables, Cult, Mythology