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Season 12

Dark Shadows Season 12

Jan 28, 1971 30m US
6.7
48 votes
  • Drama
  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Soap

Synopsis

Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention any supernatural elements. It was unprecedented in daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began. The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins appeared a year into its run. Dark Shadows also featured werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; indeed, as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor. Major writers besides Art Wallace included Malcolm Marmorstein, Sam Hall, Gordon Russell, and Violet Welles. Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable storylines, numerous dramatic plot twists, unusually adventurous music score, and broad and epic cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following. Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes during its run than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television, including Doctor Who and the entire Star Trek television franchise. Only the paranormal soap opera Passions, with a total of 2,231 episodes, has more.

Title Dark Shadows
First Air Date Jun 27, 1966
Last Air Date Apr 02, 1971
Episodes 1223
Seasons 12
Companies
Keywords vampire, supernatural, curse, mansion, werewolf, gothic horror, mausoleum, ghost, family estate, haunted
Jonathan Frid

Jonathan Frid

Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall

Grayson Hall

Julia Hoffman
Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
David Selby

David Selby

Quentin Collins
Lara Parker

Lara Parker

Angelique Bouchard Collins
Alexandra Isles

Alexandra Isles

Victoria Winters
Nancy Barrett

Nancy Barrett

Carolyn Stoddard
Louis Edmonds

Louis Edmonds

Roger Collins
David Henesy

David Henesy

David Collins
John Karlen

John Karlen

Willie Loomis
Jonathan Frid

Jonathan Frid

Bramwell Collins
Dennis Patrick

Dennis Patrick

Paul Stoddard

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