The WB (ended 1999)
Exactly one year after his death, rock musician, Eric Draven, returns to earth in a symbolic and literal leap from the bridge that joins the Land of the Dead and the land of the living. Possessing the mystic powers of The Crow, he is neither living nor dead, searching for a way to right what has been wronged.
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven continues the legacy of Eric Draven and expands on the mythology of the successful feature film franchise. Joined as soulmates, Draven and his girlfriend Shelly were inseparable — until they were brutally and senselessly murdered.
Now, their souls cannot rest. Their romance endures through time and death, creating an incredible longing between the young lovers. Draven seeks redemption by helping others, fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves. Through each act of justice, he is taken one step closer to his own salvation.
A foot soldier on the side of good, at Draven's core is a powerful force that transforms him into The Crow — his alter ego.
Draven's return to Earth arouses both suspicion and curiosity from Daryl Albrecht, the police lieutenant who has never given up his crusade to solve the vicious crime that cost Eric and Shelly their lives.
Eric also has other earthly allies. He and Shelly remain connected to Sarah, a 13-year-old kid who is streetwise beyond her years and who regarded the dead lovers as family. While her rebellious nature can be her worst enemy, she is the grounded voice of reality for Eric.
Even a dead man needs to get a life. Although Eric Draven has been changed forever, he must exist, at least for now, in the world of the living.
During the opening theme of the show, the voice-overs of Eric and Shelly say:
SHELLY: People once believed that when someone dies, a Crow carries their soul to the Land of the Dead
DRAVEN: But sometimes something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest
SHELLY: Then sometimes, just sometimes, the Crow can bring the soul back to put things right
DRAVEN: Things can never be right, my soul will never rest, until we are together again.
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.moreless