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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 <email@example.com>
Kindred: The Embraced is based on the Vampire: The Masquerade role-playing game which was created by Mark Rein·Hagen as the first of several Storytelling System games for its World of Darkness setting line. See more »
The sign out front of Lily's nightclub changes from The Haven to Haven in different shots. See more »
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 »
This was a wonderful series, full of interesting and charismatic actors. I've followed Patrick Bauchau, for example, ever since, especially as Sydney in The Pretender. The really sad thing is that the star, Mark Frankel,who played Julian Luna, was killed in a motorcycle accident the summer after the series wrapped, leaving a wife and two small children. Don't know if the show had any chance of continuing, but obviously that was the end of that -- and a promising career and life. Too bad there aren't real vampires, so he could have survived beyond the tragedy!
As I understand it, some of those who had played the game on which it was based were unhappy with the show -- they felt it didn't really do justice to its complexity or follow its rules. Never having played the game, I had no such reservations. I thought the show was well-written and excitingly paced, and would recommend the set to anyone interested in this genre.
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