Highlander (1992–1998)

TV Series  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 9,019 users  
Reviews: 49 user | 26 critic

Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.

0Check in

Watch Now

on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 02 Apr 2011
a list of 29 titles
created 17 Sep 2011
a list of 43 titles
created 07 Jan 2012
a list of 25 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Highlander" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Highlander (1992–1998)

Highlander (1992–1998) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Highlander.

User Polls




6   5   4   3   2   1  
1998   1997   1996   1995   1994   1993   … See all »
15 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Immortals Connor and Duncan Macleod must join forces against Kell, an evil immortal who has become too strong for anyone to face alone.

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Adrian Paul, Bruce Payne
Highlander (1986)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown
Action | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Deceived that he had won the Prize, Connor MacLeod awakens from a peaceful life when an entombed immortal magician comes seeking the Highlander.

Director: Andrew Morahan
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Mario Van Peebles, Deborah Kara Unger
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Duncan MacLeod and his fellow Immortals quest to locate the Grail of their world.

Director: Brett Leonard
Stars: Adrian Paul, Thekla Reuten, Cristian Solimeno
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen
Highlander: The Raven (1998–1999)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A female Immortal and thief tries to redeem herself with the help of an ex-cop.

Stars: Paul Johansson, Elizabeth Gracen, Patricia Gage
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Frederic Dybowski
Stars: Lawrence Bayne, Benedict Campbell, Don Dickinson
Sliders (1995–2000)
Sci-Fi | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home.

Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An anime continuation of the HIGHLANDER saga, following immortal Colin MacLeod's quest for revenge in the future.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takuji Endo, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Alistair Abell, Debi Mae West, Zachary Samuels
Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart
Andromeda (2000–2005)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Captain Hunt and the crew of the Starship Andromeda set out on a mission to rebuild the Systems Commonwealth 300 years after its fall.

Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Laura Bertram
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both his identities.

Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith


Complete series cast summary:
 Duncan 'Mac / ... (119 episodes, 1992-1998)
 Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan / ... (104 episodes, 1992-1998)
 Joe Dawson (88 episodes, 1993-1998)


Taken from the film, Highlander, Duncan MacLeod, clansman of Connor in the film also finds he is being stalked by not only other immortals trying to kill him before the time of the gathering, but also a secret society of mortals who call themselves 'The Watchers' and also seem intent on killing him but "The Watchers" observe and record and never interfere. Duncan and the other immortals can only be killed by decapitation and often live for centuries. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:

| |  »




Release Date:

6 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Highlander: The Series  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(119 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Marc Singer was also considered for the lead role in the series. Intrestingly, he was the originally the first choice for the role of Conner Macleod in Highlander. See more »


Episode 1.20, "Avenging Angel", features a swordfight between immortals that appears to be on holy ground; however the site is actually a museum displaying religious artifacts from the crusades. The confusion arises because footage from this fight is seen in the opening credits of later episodes as the narrator speaks of holy ground. See more »


Amanda: For 300 years you've been telling me to go legit. Now that I'm straight you want me to steal.
See more »


Referenced in Royal Pains: Crazy Love (2009) See more »


Princes of the Universe
Performed by Queen
Written by Freddie Mercury
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

It's not the same "kind of magic" that the feature film had, but definitely a decent TV-show
16 February 2012 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Your average „Highlander"-fan had a hard time deciding whether a series following two sequels to the original movie: having watched the abominable "Highlander: The Sorcerer" and "Highlander: The Quickening", arguably one of the worst movies ever produced, had left scars and had made the fan suspicious.

And how could one not have watched the pilot, knowing that Christopher Lambert would reprise his role as Connor McLeod, introducing the series leading man, Duncan McLeod (Adrian Paul)? The first seasons were slightly tedious, being too TV-ish and, apparently, produced in auto-mode: a few flashbacks in time, Duncan battling (and eventually beheading, though always TV-compatible; no blood, no gore) another immortal; Duncan's relationship with Tessa, etc. Often Adrian Paul's sidekicks, namely Richie (Stan Kirsch) and Amanda (Elizabeth Gracen) would become tedious but casting Adrian Paul – although it's unlikely that the actor will ever score an Oscar – compensating for a lot, him having a similar amiable acting style to the original Highlander, Christopher Lambert. By the end of the second season, story lines became more concrete, interesting and the guest-stars more selected – to name just a few, Roger Daltrey, Kabir Bedi, Werner Stocker, hey, even Roland Gift, singer of the "Fine Young Cannibals", played an immortal.

It may not matter to the general viewer, but what has bothered many-a more 'fanatic' fan, is the fact that the series kept altering the "Highlander"-canon: there are female immortals (not being chauvinistic, but such it was in the original film), the "Quickening" was no longer about the assembling of the last immortals, but simply a prize, which one immortal from each generation could win; the immortals actually died for a while when being 'killed', then returned to life, while the immortals in "Highlander" never died, may they be underwater, having their throats cut or being crushed by elevators. Or take the concept of 'The Watchers', even though Sean Connery assured us that, "no one hash ever known we were among you....until now". But how else to keep a long-running TV-series running, without adding or changing something in the storyline? All in all, one was saddened when the series finally came to an end, having gotten fond of the characters and willing to watch a few more episodes. It was a good seven year run, definitely worth watching, even if you've skipped the last three installments of the "Highlander" movie-franchise.

Overall, a good 7 points from 10.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite Amanda episode chantells
Favorite Love Interest of Duncan's? chantells
Duncan and Darius chantells
What was the inspiration for Highlander?(Both movies and TV Show.) chantells
Think Amanda was a serious girlfriend? (Fans Only No bashing.) chantells
Favorite Highlander Quote(s) who_knows_ca
Discuss Highlander (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page