Highlander (1992-1998)

Canada, France, Italy, 3 October -16 May 1998
6 episodes, 119 episodes, average 48m
35mm film, colour, 4:3

A Canadian/French/Italian fantasy television series. It was the first television spin-off from the series of films.

Premise

Duncan MacLeod is the eponymous Highlander, an Immortal who was taken in by the same clan of Scottish Highlanders as Connor MacLeod from the films.

Credits

Regular Crew
Rysher Entertainment, Gaumont International Television, Atlantique Productions, Reteitalia, RTL Plus, Amuse Video
Executive Producers: Christian Charret, Marla Ginsburg, Peter S. Davis, William Panzer, Steven Maier, Sheryl Hardy, Guy Collins, Marc du Pontavice
Producer: Ken Gord
Based on Characters Created by: Gregory Widen
Music: Roger Bellon
Theme Music: Princes of the Universe by Queen

Regular Cast
Adrian Paul (Duncan MacLeod)
Alexandra Vandernoot (Tessa Noël)
Stan Kirsch (Richie Ryan)
Amanda Wyss (Randi McFarland)
Jim Byrnes (Joe Dawson)
Philip Akin (Charlie DeSalvo)
Michel Modo (Maurice Lalonde)
Lisa Howard (Anne Lindsay)
Elizabeth Gracen (Amanda Darieux)
Peter Wingfield (Methos)

Episodes

Season One
The Gathering (3 October 1992)
Directed by: Thomas J. Wright
Written by: Dan Gordon

Family Tree (10 October 1992)
Directed by: Jorge Montesi
Written by: Kevin Droney

The Road Not Taken (17 October 1992)
Directed by: Thomas J. Wright
Written by: Terry Nelson

Innocent Man (24 October 1992)
Directed by: Jorge Montesi
Written by: Dan Gordon

Free Fall (31 October 1992)
Directed by: Thomas J. Wright
Written by: Philip John Taylor

Bad Day in Building A (7 November 1992)
Directed by: Jorge Montesi
Written by: Kevin Droney

Mountain Men (14 November 1992)
Directed by: Thomas J. Wright
Written by: Marie-Chantal Droney

Deadly Medicine (21 November 1992)
Directed by: Ray Austin
Written by: Robert L. McCullough

The Sea Witch (5 December 1992)
Directed by: Thomas J. Wright
Written by: David Tynan

Revenge is Sweet (12 December 1992)
Directed by: Ray Austin
Written by: Loraine Despres

See No Evil (19 December 1992)
Directed by: Thomas J. Wright
Written by: Brian Clemens

Eyewitness (6 February 1993)
Directed by: Ray Austin
Written by: David Tynan

Band of Brothers (13 February 1993)
Directed by: René Manzor
Written by: Marie-Chantal Droney

For Evil's Sake (20 February 1993)
Directed by: Ray Austin
Written by: David Abramowitz and Fabrice Ziolkowski

For Tomorrow We Die (27 February 1993)
Directed by: Robin Davis
Written by: Philip John Taylor

The Beast Below (6 March 1993)
Directed by: Daniel Vigne
Written by: Marie-Chantal Droney

Saving Grace (13 March 1993)
Directed by: Ray Austin
Written by: Elizabeth Baxter and Martin Broussellet

Lady and the Tiger (24 April 1993)
Directed by: Robin Davis
Written by: Philip John Taylor

Eye of the Beholder (1 May 1993)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Christian Bouveron and Lawrence Shore

Avenging Angel (8 May 1993)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Fabrice Ziolkowski

Nowhere to Run (15 May 1993)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Abramowitz

The Hunters (22 May 1993)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Kevin Droney

Season Two
The Watchers (2 October 1993)
Directed by: Clay Borris
Written by: Marie-Chantal Droney

Studies in Light (9 October 1993)
Directed by: Peter Ellis
Written by: Naomi Janzen

Turnabout (16 October 1993)
Directed by: Clay Borris
Written by: David Tynan

The Darkness (23 October 1993)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Christian Bouveron & Lawrence Shore

Eye for an Eye (30 October 1993)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Elizabeth Baxter and Martin Broussellet

The Zone (6 November 1993)
Directed by: Clay Borris
Written by: Peter Mohan

The Return of Amanda (13 November 1993)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Story by Guy Mullaly; teleplay by David Tynan

Revenge of the Sword (20 November 1993)
Directed by: Clay Borris
Written by: Aubrey Solomon

Run for Your Life (27 November 1993)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Naomi Janzen

Epitaph for Tommy (4 December 1993)
Directed by: Clay Borris
Written by: Philip John Taylor

The Fighter (5 February 1994)
Directed by: Peter Ellis
Written by: Morrie Ruvinsky

Under Color of Authority (12 February 1994)
Directed by: Clay Borris
Written by: Peter Mohan

Bless the Child (14 February 1994)
Directed by: Clay Borris
Written by: Elizabeth Baxter and Martin Broussellet

Unholy Alliance (19 February 1994)
Directed by: Peter Ellis
Written by: David Tynan

Unholy Alliance Part Two (26 February 1994)
Directed by: Peter Ellis
Written by: David Tynan

The Vampire (5 March 1994)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: J.P. Couture

Warmonger (12 March 1994)
Directed by: Bruno Gantillon
Written by: Christian Bouveron and Lawrence Shore

Pharaoh's Daughter (30 April 1994)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Christian Bouveron and Lawrence Shore

Legacy (7 May 1994)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Elizabeth Baxter

Prodigal Son (14 May 1994)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: David Tynan

Counterfeit Part One (21 May 1994)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Story by David Tynan; teleplay by Brad Wright

Counterfeit Part Two (28 May 1994)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Tynan

Season Three
The Samurai (1 October 1994)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Naomi Janzen

Line of Fire (8 October 1994)
Directed by: Clay Borris
Written by: David Tynan

The Revolutionary (15 October 1994)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Peter Mohan

The Cross of St. Antoine (22 October 1994)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Morrie Ruvinsky

Rite of Passage (29 October 1994)
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi
Written by: Karen Harris

Courage (5 November 1994)
Directed by: Charles Wilkinson
Written by: Nancy Heiken

The Lamb (12 November 1994)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: J. P. Couture

Obsession (19 November 1994)
Directed by: Charles Wilkinson
Written by: Lawrence Shore

Shadows (26 November 1994)
Directed by: Charles Wilkinson
Written by: David Tynan

Blackmail (3 December 1994)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Morrie Ruvinsky

Vendetta (4 February 1995)
Directed by: George Mendeluk
Written by: Alan Swayze

They Also Serve (11 February 1995)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Lawrence Shore

Blind Faith (18 February 1995)
Directed by: Jerry Ciccoritti
Written by: Jim Makichuk

Song of the Executioner (25 February 1995)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: David Tynan

Star-Crossed (4 March 1995)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Jim Makichuk

Methos (11 March 1995)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: J. P. Couture

Take Back the Night (29 April 1995)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Alan Swayze

Testimony (6 May 1995)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Tynan

Mortal Sins (13 May 1995)
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi
Written by: Lawrence Shore

Reasonable Doubt (20 May 1995)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Elizabeth Baxter

Finale Part One (27 May 1995)
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi
Written by: David Tynan

Finale Part Two (3 June 1995)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Tynan

Season Four
Homeland (1 October 1995)
Directed by: Adrian Paul
Written by: David Tynan

Brothers in Arms (8 October 1995)
Directed by: Charles Wilkinson
Written by: Morrie Ruvinsky

The Innocent (15 October 1995)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Alan Swayze

Leader of the Pack (22 October 1995)
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi
Written by: Lawrence Shore

Double Eagle (29 October 1995)
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi
Written by: David Tynan

Reunion (5 November 1995)
Directed by: Dennis Baxter
Written by: Elizabeth Baxter

The Colonel (12 November 1995)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Drunford King

Reluctant Heroes (19 November 1995)
Directed by: Neill Fearnley
Written by: Scott Peters

The Wrath of Kali (26 November 1995)
Directed by: Duane Clark
Written by: David Tynan

Chivalry (3 December 1995)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Michael O'Mahoney, Sasha Reins

Timeless (4 February 1996)
Directed by: Duane Clark
Written by: Karen Harris

The Blitz (11 February 1996)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Morrie Ruvinsky

Something Wicked (18 February 1996)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Tynan

Deliverance (25 February 1996)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Tynan

Promises (2 March 1996)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Lawrence Shore

Methuselah's Gift (28 April 1996)
Directed by: Adrian Paul
Written by: Michael O'Mahoney, Sasha Reins

The Immortal Cimoli (5 May 1996)
Directed by: Yves Lafaye
Written by: Scott Peters

Through a Glass, Darkly (12 May 1996)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Alan Swayze

Double Jeopardy (3 May 1997)
Directed by: Charles Wilkinson
Written by: David Tynan

Till Death (19 May 1996)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Michael O'Mahoney, Sasha Reins

Judgment Day (26 May 1996)
Directed by: Gerard Hameline
Written by: David Tynan

One Minute to Midnight (28 September 1996)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Tynan

Season Five
Prophecy (5 October 1996)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Tynan

The End of Innocence (12 October 1996)
Directed by: Gerard Hameline
Written by: Morrie Ruvinsky

Manhunt (19 October 1996)
Directed by: Peter Ellis
Written by: David Tynan

Glory Days (26 October 1996)
Directed by: Gerard Hameline
Written by: Nancy Heiken

Dramatic License (2 November 1996)
Directed by: Peter Ellis
Written by: Michael O'Mahoney, Sasha Reins

Money No Object (9 November 1996)
Directed by: Rafal Zielinski
Written by: James Thorpe

Haunted (16 November 1996)
Directed by: James Bruce
Written by: Scott Peters

Little Tin God (23 November 1996)
Directed by: Rafal Zielinski
Written by: Richard Gilbert-Hill

The Messenger (30 November 1996)
Directed by: James Bruce
Written by: David Tynan

The Valkyrie (1 February 1997)
Directed by: Richard Martin
Written by: James Thorpe

Comes a Horseman (8 February 1997)
Directed by: Gerard Hameline
Written by: David Tynan

Revelation 6:8 (15 February 1997)
Directed by: Adrian Paul
Written by: Tony DiFranco

The Ransom of Richard Redstone (22 February 1997)
Directed by: Gerard Hameline
Written by: David Tynan

Duende (1 March 1997)
Directed by: Richard Martin
Written by: Jan Hartman

The Stone of Scone (26 April 1997)
Directed by: Richard Martin
Written by: Michael O'Mahony and Sasha Reins

Forgive Us Our Trespasses (10 May 1997)
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Written by: Dom Tordjmann

The Modern Prometheus (17 May 1997)
Directed by: Adrian Paul
Written by: James Thorpe

Archangel (24 May 1997)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Tynan

Season Six
Avatar (4 October 1997)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Tynan

Armageddon (11 October 1997)
Directed by: Richard Martin
Written by: Tony DiFranco

Sins of the Father (18 October 1997)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: James Thorpe

Diplomatic Immunity (25 October 1997)
Directed by: Richard Martin
Written by: James Thorpe

Patient Number 7 (1 November 1997)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Tynan

Black Tower (8 November 1997)
Directed by: Richard Martin
Written by: Morrie Ruvinsky

Unusual Suspects (15 November 1997)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: Morrie Ruvinsky

Justice (22 November 1997)
Directed by: Richard Martin
Written by: Michael O'Mahomey, Sasha Reins

Deadly Exposure (31 January 1998)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: James Thorpe

Two of Hearts (14 February 1998)
Directed by: Richard Martin
Written by: James Thorpe

Indiscretions (2 May 1998)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: James Thorpe

To Be (9 May 1998)
Directed by: Richard Martin
Written by: David Tynan

Not To Be (16 May 1998)
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Written by: David Tynan

Alternative Titles

Boj nesmrtelných – Czech Republic (alternative), Slovakia (alternative)
Hegylakó – Hungary
Highlander: A Série – Brazil
Highlander: El inmortal – Argentina, Mexico, Peru
Highlander: The Series
Horal – Czech Republic, Slovakia
Los inmortales – Spain
Los inmortales – Venezuela
Nemuritorul – Romania
Nieśmiertelny – Poland
Os Imortais – Portugal
Prežije Iba jeden – Slovakia (alternative)
Přežije pouze jeden – Czech Republic (alternative)
Surematu – Estonia
Горец – Russia
Горець – Ukraine
Горштак – Serbia
Шотландски боец – Bulgaria
暗黒の戦士 ハイランダー– Japan

Sequel to
Highlander (1986)
Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

Sequels
Highlander: The Animated Series (1994-1996)
Highlander III: The Sorcerer (1994)
Highlander: The Adventure Begins (1996)
Highlander: The Raven (1998-1999)
Highlander: Endgame (2000)
Highlander: The Source (2007)
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007)

Extracts Included in
Highlander: Endgame (2000)
Making of Highlander: The Series (1992)

See Also
Highlander: The Raven (1998-1999)
Highlander: The Watcher (2016)
The Methos Chronicles (2001)

References

Books

  • Sci-Fi Now's 80s Sci-fi Almanac: Complete Movie Guide 1980-1989 pp.168-175 – illustrated article