An immortal man whose blood can have miraculous health benefits is a fugitive from those who would exploit both him and his brother he seeks.






1971   1970   1969  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »




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 Ben Richards 16 episodes, 1969-1971


Test driver Ben Richards discovers his blood contains every immunity known to man--in effect making him immortal. When an elderly billionaire named Maitland learns of Richards' condition, he hires mercenary Fletcher to track Richards all over the country, capture him, and bring him back to Maitland's estate for periodic transfusions. The series details Richards' adventures with people he meets along the way, all the while fleeing from Fletcher and his goons. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Release Date:

30 September 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De onsterfelijke  »

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(15 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Series star Christopher George, whose character supposedly had a medical/genetic condition that made him immortal, died of a heart attack aged only 52, barely a decade after the series ended. See more »


Follows The Immortal: Pilot (1969) See more »

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My favorite childhood series along with the Twilight Zone
11 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

This may seem familiar or similar to those who know the Fugitive but I became pretty obsessed with this show when I was about 8 or 9 and recall being apoplectic when it was canceled! The story of a man who would live forever or 1000 years seemed so appealing to me as a young kid with my first portable Sony TV that parents gave me to lose my pester presence in front of living room TV nightly! Chris George was very good in this (my 8 year old mind was fairly discerning given I was kind of a oenophile even then). Think it was head an shoulders above many other dramas at that time which were mostly formulaic detective shows like Mannix. I never gravitated towards fantasy or Sci Fi other than this show and Twilight Zone but believe this was first show on at 10pm that I woke up tired for school because of. Sorry I don't remember more plots but if I can rematch it perhaps it will come flooding back.

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