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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.

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Cast

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
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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 <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kindred: The Embraced See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Angel of the Night (1998) See more »

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One of the best shows ever
9 January 1999 | by Kish-5See all my reviews

This show portrays five clans of "Kindred"--vampires--living in San Francisco. Unlike most other vampire shows, however, the vampires are not seen as evil or unnatural. Julian Luna, the vampire prince, demonstrates the epic nobility of a King Arthur. The premier episode is unfortunately the low point of the series; if it wasn't so easy to get lost, I'd recommend skipping over it entirely and starting with the episode "Prince of the City." This is very much a love-it-or-hate-it kind of show; it's very loosely based on the role playing game Vampire: The Masquerade, and many players hate it for being so different from that game, but if you can watch it without expectations from Vampire (and without giving up after hearing some of the hideous dialogue in the premier episode), you'll find it one of the most compelling shows ever.


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