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Kindred: The Embraced 

Julian Luna, the undead Prince of the City, leads the Vampire Clans as he falls in love with Caitlin, a human reporter.


John Leekley
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Series cast summary:
Stacy Haiduk ...  Lillie Langtry 8 episodes, 1996
Erik King ...  Sonny Toussaint 8 episodes, 1996
Patrick Bauchau ...  Archon Raine 8 episodes, 1996
Brigid Brannagh ...  Sasha 8 episodes, 1996
Channon Roe ...  Cash 8 episodes, 1996
Jeff Kober ...  Daedalus 8 episodes, 1996
Mark Frankel Mark Frankel ...  Julian Luna 8 episodes, 1996
C. Thomas Howell ...  Det. Frank Kohanek 7 episodes, 1996
Kelly Rutherford ...  Caitlin Byrne 7 episodes, 1996
Brian Thompson ...  Eddie Fiori 6 episodes, 1996
Kimberly Campbell ...  Waitress 4 episodes, 1996
Richard Danielson Richard Danielson ...  Billy 3 episodes, 1996
Peter Anthony Rocca Peter Anthony Rocca ...  Bate 3 episodes, 1996
Yuji Okumoto ...  Lieutenant Kwan 2 episodes, 1996
Kimberly Cockrell Kimberly Cockrell ...  Lorraina 2 episodes, 1996
Lisa Butler Lisa Butler ...  Floor Manager 2 episodes, 1996


Julian Luna, prince of several disparate vampire, or kindred, clans in San Francisco, has his job cut out for him as he must try to keep a tenuous peace among them while not being afraid to apply ruthless justice against those who would break kindred rules. Infractions that merit "final death" include the taking of human life and changing humans into vampires who have not volunteered for the transformation. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Did You Know?


The paintings used in the series are originals by Jeff Kober (Daedalus). See more »


The sign out front of Lily's nightclub changes from The Haven to Haven in different shots. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD edition of the pilot episode differs from the original broadcast and video editions: 1) The scene in which Sasha bursts in at August Octavius' funeral has been deleted. 2) The conclave meeting about Alexandra Serris' fate is now longer, featuring the primogens paying loyalty to Julian with a kiss to his hand and Julian warning Eddie that he will rip him apart if Eddie moves in on any other Kindred businesses. 3) At the very end of the episode, after Frank leaves Alexandra's with her locket, a new scene was added. It cuts to San Francisco Bay, the camera dives underneath the waves to show Alexandra's body. As the camera focuses in on Alexandra's face and her eyes open. The scene cuts back to Alexandra's faded rose garden where one bush comes back to life and produces a gorgeous red rose. See more »


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User Reviews

Great show
4 March 1999 | by JeddiaSee all my reviews

I have to agree with the first comment posted; that the pilot was weak and the rest of the shows were excellent. Nobody gives a damn how close it was to the game...and quite frankly, I find it offensive that someone will get all self righteous about it...but that's not why I'm posting. Great show. The story was very consuming and kept your attention. Much is to be said for that these days as a lot of shows don't keep your attention any longer than a few airings. I have to say that (unfortunately), the best shows are usually the ones that get cancelled: Kindred, Earth2, S:AAB, to name a few. The general public isn't ready to devote regular hours to a little continuity. They are more apt to tune in for the occasional 30 minutes of overused situational B.S. Anyway, great show, I sure wish there was a way to see more.

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2 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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