SCI FI CHANNEL TO AIR 3 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN EPISODES OF TOUCHSTONE'S 'NIGHT STALKER' (2005) AS PART OF 10-EPISODE OFF-NET PICK-UP
Series to Debut on SCI FI Summer '06
New York, NY - December 12, 2005 - SCI FI Channel has acquired all ten episodes of Touchstone Television's series remake of 'Night Stalker' it was announced today by Thomas Vitale, SCI FI Channel's Senior Vice President, Programming and Original Movies. In addition to the seven episodes that aired on ABC this fall, SCI FI will have the exclusive premieres of 3 never- before-seen episodes. The series is slated to launch next summer.
'Night Stalker' is executive produced by Frank Spotnitz ('X-Files') and stars Stuart Townsend ('Queen of the Damned'), Gabrielle Union ('Bring It On'), Eric Jungmann ('Varsity Blues') and Cotter Smith ('X2').
Inspired by the original movie and series, Carl Kolchak ('Townsend'), is a crime reporter whose wife was mysteriously killed 19 months earlier. Now, in the eyes of the FBI, Kolchack is the primary suspect. His determination to discover the truth behind his wife's murder leads him to investigate other crimes that seem to have some kind of supernatural component. But he's trying to piece together a puzzle that keeps changing its shape. Who or what is committing these crimes? How are they all related? And why do some victims end up with a strange red mark on their hands in the shape of a snake? With his reluctant partner Perri Reed ('Union'), a sexy if skeptical fellow reporter in tow, Kolchak will go to any lengths to answer these questions.
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